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  • Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal

    Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal
    Orbital Sciences Corp. and Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Tuesday that they plan to merge in a $5 billion deal, creating a new aerospace and defense company called Orbital ATK Inc. that will employ 4,000 people in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The top...
  • SpaceX pushes back the final frontier

    SpaceX pushes back the final frontier
    If all goes as planned, sometime this morning a spacecraft will blast off from its launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and ride a fiery plume of contrails upward through the pre-dawn darkness to begin a two-week journey to the International Space Station...
  • Businesses honored for helping boost employment

    The Workforce Investment Board of the Susquehanna Workforce Network held its 29th annual meeting June 22 at the Minker Banquet Hall in Perryville. The workforce initiatives spotlighted in the previous year included the "Coming Home" of the Maryland...
  • Space shuttle loss hurts Lockheed, other NASA stocks

    As NASA continued to investigate the shuttle Columbia's disintegration and ponder the future of the nation's manned space program, Wall Street seemed to draw its own conclusion yesterday and punished stocks of the shuttle's manufacturers - along with...
  • Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers

     Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers
    With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead. In the first quarter of this year, there...
  • UC San Diego council seeks divestment from firms with West Bank ties

     
    UC San Diego’s student government joined a widening movement urging the university system to divest from companies that some student activists contend are violating the human rights of Palestinians and aiding Israel’s occupation of the West...
  • NASA unveils next rocket: Hybrid shuttle to fly in 2017

    NASA unveils next rocket: Hybrid shuttle to fly in 2017
    WASHINGTON — NASA made official on Wednesday its next vision for space travel by unveiling plans for a massive rocket it hopes could blast astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 while laying the foundation for a future trip to Mars. The new rocket, a...
  • NASA Heavy Lift rocket: Let the studies begin

     
    JUST IN FROM NASA: NASA SELECTS COMPANIES FOR HEAVY-LIFT LAUNCH VEHICLE STUDIES WASHINGTON — NASA has selected 13 companies for negotiations leading¬† to potential contract awards to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for evaluating heavy-...
  • Posey, Adams and Bishop to NASA: more rocket, less science

     
    In a move sure to please their conservative bases and ardent rocket-building constituents, three Republican members of Congress –† Rep. Bill Posey of† Rockledge, Sandy Adams of Orlando and Rob Bishop of Utah — called on their fellow...
  • Posey, Adams to NASA: More rockets, and forget about climate change

     
    By Robert Block, Sentinel Space Editor In a move sure to please their conservative bases and ardent rocket-building constituents, three Republican members of Congress –¬† Rep. Bill Posey of¬† Rockledge, Sandy Adams of Orlando and Rob Bishop o...
  • NASA to help ATK build new rocket

     
    WASHINGTON — NASA and Alliant Techsystems of Minnesota agreed Tuesday to share data as ATK attempts to build a rocket that could launch astronauts as early as 2015. No money will exchange hands, but NASA will provide technical support to ATK as it...
  • NASA Unveils Next Spaceship -- A Hybrid Shuttle

    NASA Unveils Next Spaceship -- A Hybrid Shuttle
    After months of debate, NASA has settled on plans for its next spaceship — a space shuttle hybrid that will fly twice in the next decade and cost $30 billion through 2021, according to senior administration officials and internal NASA documents....