March 26, 2015 – ULA is asking America to play a role in the future of space launch by helping to name its next rocket. For the next two weeks, the public can vote for its favorite rocket name. Two new names have been added to the mix and you can now choose from Eagle, Freedom, GalaxyOne, Vulcan or Zeus, with the results being announced on April 13 along with the design and components of ULA’s next generation rocket.
The top five names were selected from more than 400 names submitted by ULA’s 3,400 employees and space enthusiasts. ULA employees will design and build this new rocket with the first flight expected in 2019.
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Why the next rocket matters to you
ULA’s new rocket represents the future of space: innovative, affordable and reliable. With more than 100 years of combined launch experience, ULA wants to provide a reliable, cost-efficient and flexible launch system. The next generation launch system will open up endless opportunities for public and private sector space exploration, travel and mission success.
ULA’s track record of more than 90 successful launches in less than nine years – an average of one launch per month – is unmatched in history. The ability to deliver critical national security, scientific and commercial satellites into the correct orbit every time is filled with risks and challenges, and ULA has delivered every time.
Unveiling America’s new rocket
ULA’s next generation rocket and its new name will be unveiled at the Space Symposium on April 13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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