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  • From swords to plowshares: History of the Abort Test Booster

    NASA and the U.S. Air Force are preparing to launch the Ascent Abort-2 mission using an Abort Test Booster on July 2 from Space Launch Complex-46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.AA-2 will help pave the path for NASA’s return to the moon under the Artemis program by testing the launch abort

  • Sitting in the middle of Space History

    When Lt. Col. Ryan Rose sits at her console July 2 supporting NASA’s Ascent Abort (AA)-2 flight test from Launch Complex-46, she’ll be situated right smack in the middle of 50 years of space history — the Hangar AE Control Center.As a member of the AA-2 mission’s senior management team with NASA and

  • SMC ready for 'Summer of Launch' lift off

    Summer 2019 heralds the “Summer of Launch” campaign for the Space and Missile Systems Center.As the nation’s launch vehicle procurer of choice, SMC leads the Department of Defense launch community as the organization prepares for four major milestones over a 31-day period.Space Test Program-2,

  • Air Force establishes National Security Space Launch program

    The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program name was officially changed to the National Security Space Launch program today.The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act directed the name change from EELV to NSSL