Countdown to Launch: It’s Showtime!

For the Aerospace men and women involved in a Delta IV launch, the actual day of the launch is like a final exam on steroids.  More »

Countdown to Launch: Blowing in the Wind

In an alcove next to the ground-floor bank of elevators in the Aerospace headquarters building is a locked door with the unobtrusive sign “DOL Winds” (Day of Launch)  More »

Countdown to Launch: Raising the Rocket

Delta IV launch vehicles, such as the one that will boost the GPS IIF-9 satellite to orbit on March 25, are assembled horizontally and transferred to the launch pad, where they are raised into a vertical position and prepared for launch.  More »

Countdown to Launch: Shipping the Satellite

A flatbed trailer big-rig pulled out of the Boeing Satellite Development Center on Imperial Highway in El Segundo. The rush hour traffic on Imperial Highway had died down, making it easier to travel the short distance from the world’s largest satellite factory to  More »

Countdown to Launch: Ready for Review

As the GPS IIF-9 launch gets closer, it’s necessary to decide whether the rocket and spacecraft are really ready to go. To that end, the Air Force holds a series of reviews to ensure things are going smoothly.  More »

Aerospace Starts Pi Day Celebration Early

On March 11 at 3:14 p.m. (and 15 seconds) early career employees in D8 celebrated Pi Day three days early with a friendly pie-making (and eating) contest.  More »

Countdown to Launch: Wet Dress Rehearsal

The day a rocket launches, many tasks must be completed at specific times by both people and machines. To ensure clean performance on the day of launch, a rehearsal is in order.  More »

Patent and Trademark Office Reps Tour Aerospace

A group of examiners from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) paid an inaugural visit to the Aerospace offices in El Segundo on Wednesday, March 4, where they  More »

Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Shares Her Compelling Story

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

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 »

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