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NASA Marshall expands ties with UA to advance in-space manufacturing

Alabama aerospace industry

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville is expanding its partnership with The University of Alabama to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing, a priority in the space agency’s efforts to take American astronauts back to the Moon and beyond. The agreement aims to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ shows off advantages at international space conference

Alabama aerospace industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Huntsville team including business leaders, economic development specialists and elected officials is representing Alabama’s “Rocket City” at this week’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC), a major conference focusing on space. Huntsville is the only community to participate among 170-plus corporate, state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Raytheon’s next-generation Army radar will have Huntsville roots

Alabama aerospace industry

Turns out, Alabama’s "Rocket City" knows a lot about radars, too. Huntsville picked up its nickname after serving as the cradle of the nation’s rocket program and hosting NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, a key player in the space program for decades. The North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

4 key reasons Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ is best pick for Space Command HQ

Alabama aerospace industry

Huntsville is in the running to be the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Command, a move that is a natural fit for Alabama’s Rocket City and its longtime support of space and defense programs. Goals of the new command are to better organize...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dynetics opens advanced rocket-testing complex in North Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

DECATUR, Alabama – Dynetics today opened a rocket-testing facility in North Alabama that will help advance major programs such as NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the space agency’s most powerful rocket, and the United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur, a next-generation launch vehicle. Huntsville-based Dynetics...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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ULA’s Alabama-based RocketShip makes first delivery with new name

Alabama aerospace industry

Many folks may know that the United Launch Alliance produces powerful rockets at a sprawling factory in Decatur. But few people probably realize that the ULA has its own rocket delivery ship based in the Alabama city. The R/S RocketShip, as it’s now called,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Marshall Space Flight Center to lead NASA lander program in return to moon

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine today announced that the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will lead the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024. Bridenstine made the announcement in front of the 149-foot-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket liquid...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama -- Airbus announced today that it has begun manufacturing A220 aircraft at its Alabama production facility, a key milestone in growth plans that will see the company add a second assembly line at its Mobile facility and hire more than 400 new...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama aerospace exports surge as industry growth gains pace

Alabama aerospace industry

Exports of Alabama-made aerospace products and parts increased in markets around the world last year, as the industry continued to invest in the state. The growth comes amid strategic efforts to expand Alabama’s aerospace presence. The total value of the shipments, which went to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team uncovers potential projects at 2019 Paris Air Show

Alabama aerospace industry

PARIS – Alabama’s business recruitment team wrapped up its efforts at the 2019 Paris Air Show today, after engaging in around 20 appointments with high-ranking aerospace executives, along with many informal encounters with industry officials. Over three days at Paris’ Le Bourget airfield, the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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