Monday, April 30, 2012

Boeing marks 50 in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Boeing today celebrates 50 years in Alabama. It's the largest aerospace company in the state, where it maintains its Strategic Missile and Defense Systems headquarters in Huntsville, as well as its largest program, Ground-based Midcourse Defense. Huntsville also hosts Boeing Exploration Launch Systems, which oversees NASA's Space Launch System and support to the International Space Station. (Source: Boeing, 04/30/12) Gulf Coast note: Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center, Miss., are involved in NASA's SLS program.