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NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

16 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will anchor the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, a boon for the state and a disappointment for Texas.

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

16 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024.

NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources

15 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.

UPDATE 1-Sierra Nevada chooses ULA's Vulcan to launch space station supply runs

14 Aug 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Aug 14 Sierra Nevada Corp, a privately owned defense contractor with spaceflight ambitions, said on Wednesday it picked United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket to launch its Dream Chaser space plane on cargo missions to the International Space Station.

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air Force communications satellite

08 Aug 2019

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, blasted off into space on Thursday morning, one of the final satellites for the U.S. Air Force's new secure communications network.

Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches

07 Aug 2019

Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a bold cost-saving concept that, if successful, would make it the second company after Elon Musk's SpaceX to reuse an orbital-class rocket booster.

'Moving fast:' Musk's SpaceX eyes Florida for launch site for Mars rocket

02 Aug 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. Elon Musk's SpaceX is expanding its facilities in Florida to make room for the space company's forthcoming super heavy-lift launch vehicle dubbed Starship, according to a draft of the plans seen by Reuters on Friday.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.