Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using "additive manufacturing" - better known as 3-D printing - to greatly decrease costs and lower production time when creating parts like this partially-built tank. Credit: Phillip Swarts
A Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: Josh Dinner/SpaceNews
The European-built service module for NASA's Orion crew-transport vehicle will be three months late in shipping to the United States for test and integration by Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin following a June 16 critical design review. Shipment has been rescheduled for April. Credit: Airbus