Aerospace Highlights

Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Shares Her Compelling Story

Posted March 02, 2015

Lt. La’Shanda Holmes is no stranger to adversity. Faced with a difficult childhood, her challenges just pushed her to thrive and excel. She is the first African-American woman to become a helicopter pilot in the United States Coast Guard,  More »

Countdown to Launch: Delta IV Takes a Cruise

Posted February 26, 2015

Aerospace employees were on hand when a Delta IV Common Booster Core and the rocket’s second stage left the United Launch Alliance (ULA) factory in Decatur, Ala., for a boat ride to Port Canaveral, Fla.  More »

10 Reasons to Love Engineering

Posted February 23, 2015

This week is National Engineers Week, an annual observance started by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951 to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to the quality of  More »

Countdown to Launch: Looking at the Hardware

A rocket is a complex vehicle with a lot of parts, and the Delta IV that will launch GPS IIF-9 is no exception.  More »

Chantilly Campus Group Wins Team of the Year Award

Posted February 17, 2015

The 2014 Aerospace Team of the Year Award was presented Feb. 6 to the Chantilly Campus team for “development of the Chantilly Corporate Campus that lays the foundation for our support to Intelligence Community customers for years to come.”  More »

McNeal Named Herndon Black Image Award Recipient

Posted February 04, 2015

Darin McNeal is the newest recipient of the Robert H. Herndon Black Image Award,  More »

Countdown to Launch: The Launch Verification Matrix

Posted February 02, 2015

At the heart of what Aerospace does to assure the success of space missions is something called the Launch Verification Matrix (LVM).  More »

Countdown to Launch: Aerospace in Action

3, 2, 1 … liftoff! Excitement builds in the last few seconds before a rocket rips into the sky. But what happens before that?  More »

Most Powerful Atlas Launches Third MUOS

Posted January 22, 2015

The Atlas Team started 2015 right with the successful launch of an Atlas V and its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-3 satellite  More »

Betting the Earth: You Want a High Probability of Success

Posted January 19, 2015

Armed with a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Purdue University, Dr. William Ailor began working at The Aerospace Corporation in 1974 and spent the next 15 years conducting performance analysis studies related to spacecraft reentry and reentry breakup.  More »

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