SLS launch
Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
An aerial view Pad 0A taken by the Wallops Incident Response Team Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 -- the day after the failed launch attempt of Orbital ATK's Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work speaks with military dependents during the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar in Washington, June 28, 2016. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)
GMD test
NASA's SACOM contract covers “facility operations and maintenance of institutional and technical facilities, and manufacturing and test support services” at Stennis in Mississippi and Michoud near New Orleans. Credit: NASA
A Falcon 9 rocket lifting off Feb. 11 on the second of more than a dozen launches planned for 2015. Credit: SpaceX
Orbital ATK JPSS
MAVEN launch
NASA's James Webb Telescope's test backplane and mirrors
NGA East Campus
JWST artist's concept
Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command said in 2013 — as vice commander — sequestration cuts forced the service to lay off about half of its space operations contractor workforce.  Credit: Xinia Productions/Jose Morales

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