ULA adds two names to NGLS naming competition
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – United Launch Alliance (ULA ) has added two more names to the competition to name the company’s new launch system (currently dubbed the Next Generation Launch System or “NGLS”). The two new names, “Vulcan” and”Zeus” join the three earlier names, “Eagle”, “Freedom” and “GalaxyOne.”
ULA has stated that specific details regarding the new NGLS launcher will be made at 31st Space Symposium 2015, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado from April 13-17. ULA’s CEO Tory Bruno will provide specifics regarding the new booster during the conference.
“Our employees are extremely passionate about our industry and submitted write-ins that were so good, we had to include them. The public can now vote on Eagle, Freedom, GalaxyOne, Vulcan, and Zeus as the name of the rocket,” said United Launch Alliance’s Christa Bell.
To place a vote for one of the names, simply click here: NGLS Naming Competition
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