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Mayor Battle Statement on United Launch Alliance Contract Announcement

Published on September 27, 2018

Missile launch, aerial view of space shuttle taking off

Mayor Tommy Battle congratulates United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin on ULA’s selection of Blue Origin to build the advanced booster engine for the Vulcan Centaur rocket system.

“Congratulations to United Launch Alliance and to Blue Origin! After a lengthy due diligence period by ULA, today’s announcement marks the beginning of U.S. independence for a variety of space travel missions to include future deep space voyages. Huntsville is proud that both Blue Origin and Aerojet Rocketdyne will play a major role in ULA’s production of the Vulcan Centaur rocket. Huntsville led the U.S. propulsion revolution in the 60s, and we continue to do so with a thriving industry of rocket scientists and rocket producers. This is what we do better than anyone else in the world.”


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