RD-180 engines. Credit: ULA
Lori Garver and Mike Griffin’s tête-à-tête at a Dec. 8, 2008 book reception at NASA Headquarters served as fodder for an Orlando Sentinel story on tensions between Griffin and the Obama transition team. Credit: Steven Dick
Atlas 5/Cygnus launch photo
Richard Ambrose Executive VP, Space Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
Engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center are evaluating how crews inside a mockup of the Orion spacecraft interact with the rotational hand controller and cursor control device while inside their Modified Advanced Crew Escape spacesuits. Credit: NASA
Robbie Schingler, President and Co-Founder, Planet Labs. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
Group photo from February 2015 marking the departure of a Dragon capsule from SpaceX headquarters. Credit: SpaceX
Scott Lehr is President of Orbital ATK's Flight Systems group, which operates the Minotaur family of peacekeeper ICBM-based launch vehicles. Credit: OrbitalATK
George T. Whitesides, CEO and President, Virgin Galactic. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
An Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to the launch pad. Credit: ULA
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio of Florida is surrounded by a crowd in Huntsville, Alabama, on February 27. Despite the setting, including a full-sized shuttle replica serving as a backdrop, Rubio said little about space policy in his speech. (credit: WHNT-TV webcast)
Planet Labs Doves ISS
When NASA announced the completion of the Space Launch System's critical design review Oct. 22, it also released an updated illustration of the rocket, with the core stage now orange instead of white. NASA said in a press release that orange is "the natural color of the insulation that will cover those elements," as was the case with the shuttle's external tank. Not explained in the release, those, are the curved gray and orange stripes on the solid rocket boosters. Some think they are intended to evoke memories of the shuttle itself or the logo of original shuttle contractor Rockwell International — or, perhaps, computer game company Atari. Credit: NASA
China ASAT test debris

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