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Feb 02, 2012, 09:41 ET

United Launch Alliance Completes Critical Milestones Toward Certifying Atlas V for Human Spaceflight

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of two key milestones leading toward the certification of the Atlas V launch...

Jan 19, 2012, 21:07 ET

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket Successfully Launches U.S. Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM-4 (WGS-4) Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM-4 (WGS-4) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from...

Jan 16, 2012, 14:38 ET

United Launch Alliance Names Former NASA Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach Director of Human Spaceflight Operations

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that Mike Leinbach has joined the company as the Director of Human Spaceflight Operations. "We...

Dec 06, 2011, 14:57 ET

United Launch Alliance Celebrates Five Years of Mission Success, 56 Launches in 60 Months

United Launch Alliance was formed just five years ago, bringing together the world's two most experienced launch teams and two highly reliable...

Nov 26, 2011, 11:31 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches NASA's Mars Science Lab on Journey to Red Planet

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Science Lab (MSL) for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 10:02...

Nov 22, 2011, 09:53 ET

United Launch Alliance Completes Crucial Milestone Toward Certifying Atlas V for Human Spaceflight

United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of a key milestone that could lead toward the certification of the Atlas V launch...

Nov 21, 2011, 14:12 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Set to Launch NASA's Mars Science Lab to the Red Planet

      A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is set to launch NASA's Mars Science Lab (MSL) mission with the Curiosity...

Oct 28, 2011, 08:10 ET

United Launch Alliance Delivers 50th Delta II Mission to Orbit for NASA with the Successful Launch of the NPOESS Preparatory Project

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2W...

Sep 22, 2011, 09:32 ET

United Launch Alliance Honored With Prestigious John R. Alison Award From the Air Force Association

United Launch Alliance (ULA) was awarded the prestigious John R. Alison Award  at the Air Force Association's (AFA) 2011 Air & Space...

Sep 19, 2011, 15:48 ET

United Launch Alliance Names Senior D.C. Strategist Mark Bitterman Vice President of Washington Operations

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that Mark Bitterman has joined the company as the Vice President of Washington D.C. Operations....

Sep 10, 2011, 12:08 ET

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches GRAIL Moon Mission for NASA on Final Flight from Space Launch Complex 17

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from...

Aug 05, 2011, 14:17 ET

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Juno Spacecraft on Five-Year Journey to Study Jupiter

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Juno spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 12:25 p.m. EDT today....

Aug 04, 2011, 12:29 ET

United Launch Alliance Selected to Launch Boeing's CST-100 Spacecraft

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that The Boeing Company has selected ULA's Atlas V rocket to launch its Crew Space Transportation...

Jul 20, 2011, 13:39 ET

Colorado Rocket Launch!

Hands-on learning will reach new heights when Colorado high school students and college interns from across the nation blast high-power rockets and...

Jul 16, 2011, 07:07 ET

United Launch Alliance Marks the 50th Successful GPS Launch for the Air Force With the Delivery of the GPS IIF-2 Mission to Orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-2 payload lifted off from Space Launch...

Jun 10, 2011, 12:14 ET

United Launch Alliance Successfully Delivers Aquarius Mission to Orbit for NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory for NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina lifted off from Space...

May 07, 2011, 15:50 ET

United Launch Alliance Marks 50th Successful Launch by Delivering the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Satellite to Orbit for the U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from...

May 04, 2011, 13:13 ET

United Launch Alliance Donates $50,000 to Alabama Disaster Relief Efforts

United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced it will donate $50,000 to Alabama disaster relief efforts in hard-hit counties through the American...

Apr 15, 2011, 11:27 ET

ULA Successfully Launches Fifth NRO Mission in Seven Months

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 here...

Mar 11, 2011, 20:45 ET

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Fourth NRO Mission in Six Months

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at...