Today’s Tidbits: October 7, 2017

Today’s Tidbits: October 7, 2017

Here are our tidbits for October 7, 2017:  apply for NASA internships by October 17; what the CIA really knew about Sputnik; and the third time was NOT the charm for ULA.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us on Twitter (@SpcPlcyOnline) for more news and live tweeting of events.

Apply for NASA Internships by October 17

NASA has many internships available at its field centers around the country and at headquarters in Washington, DC.  Applications are due by October 17.  Opportunities range from public affairs to science and engineering.

What the CIA Really Knew about Sputnik

Recently declassified CIA documents show that the spy agency was well aware that the Soviet Union was about to launch a satellite in 1957.  While the rest of America may have been surprised, intelligence analysts were not.   Read more at the New York Times: []

Oops!  Third Time was NOT The Charm

Credit: United Launch Alliance website.

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) was forced to scrub the launch of the NROL-52 mission on an Atlas V rocket for a third time in the wee hours this morning EDT.  Weather foiled the first two attempts. This time it was a technical problem with a telemetry transmitter on the rocket. ULA needs to roll the rocket back to the assembly facility to fix it.

A new launch date is TBD.

NROL-52 is a classified spacecraft for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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