Taurus II rocket
Finally, there's Orbital Sciences, which is also aiming to be in the orbital-resupply business. The Dulles, Va.-based company didn't hold back in its enthusiasm for this week's news from Washington.
"In its first time at bat, the Obama administration hit the ball out of the park in setting this new direction for NASA," Orbital CEO David W. Thompson said in a statement.
This is an artist's rendering of the company's Taurus II rocket, which will be in the testing phase throughout 2010.
February 6, 2010 11:00 AM PST
Photo by: Orbital Sciences
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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