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NROL-38 Launched

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 8:28 a.m. EDT today. Designated NROL-38, the mission is in support of national defense.

The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2013. The program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.

An announcement this week whereby Teledyne Technologies will be using the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth observation points out a persistent problem with regard to the use of the ISS: who is actually in charge of how Americans are going to use it?

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a Cooperative Agreement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to foster the commercial utilization of the International Space Station.

An autographed photo of the Expedition 31 crew was found by the SpaceX ground teams as they recovered the Dragon spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean after splashdown on May 31, 2012.

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has a requirement for customer relationship assessments through the use and interpretation of customer surveys for the Launch Services Program (LSP). This notice is being issued as a Sole Source Request for Quotation to Harlan Brown & Company, Inc., Sinking Spring, PA for the LSP 2012 Customer Survey requirements listed in the attached Statement of Work.

Today the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee held a hearing to review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of its liability risk-sharing program, commonly referred to as "indemnification."

Today, Intelsat, the world's leading provider of satellite services, and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the world's fastest growing space launch company, announced the first commercial contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket.

The International Space Station crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 9:56 am EDT. It was berthed to the ISS exactly 3 hours later.

- First Images of Dragon Captured by ISS
- Images: Berthing Dragon

ESA and industry have built a strong relationship in the 35 years they have worked together. But with changing times, we should review this relationship to see what has worked well and what needs to be improved, so that it continues to grow.

NASA is giving CASIS (The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) $15 million a year and the keys to a large portion of a $100 billion International Space Station - one funded by taxpayers.

What's Inside Dragon?

The Dragon spacecraft built by SpaceX will head to the International Space Station with about 1,200 pounds of cargo during its demonstration mission, including commemorative patches and pins, 162 meals and a collection of student experiments.

XCOR Aerospace today announced the grand prize winner of a trip aboard the Lynx Mark I suborbital launch vehicle. XCOR Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson made the announcement at the Spacecraft Technology Expo (STE) in Los Angeles, CA.

Today marks T-minus two months to the 50th anniversary of the launch of the solar-powered Telstar satellite, which christened the modern media era by transmitting the first intercontinental television broadcasts.

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will be moderating a panel on Export Control at the National Space Society's (NSS) International Space Development Conference (ISDC), on Friday, May 25 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, DC.

NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet.

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) have agreed to conduct a joint marketing effort focused on international customers. The two companies will offer rides on SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, using the Falcon launch vehicle to carry passengers to Bigelow habitats orbiting the earth.

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has finished an important evaluation of a prototype Dragon spacecraft designed to carry people into orbit. This key milestone is part of SpaceX's partnership with NASA under a funded Space Act Agreement to advance the design of crew transportation vehicles.

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI) ("DigitalGlobe" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today commented on the unsolicited proposal announced by GeoEye, Inc. (GEOY) ("GeoEye") to acquire the Company for $17.00 per share in a combination of cash and stock.

GeoEye, Inc. (GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, today announced that it is proposing to acquire DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI).

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