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Name a rocket: Boeing-Lockheed venture and Bezos’ Blue Origin are looking for your vote

Eagle, Freedom or GalaxyOne — which do you like?

These are the three selections you’ll be able to vote for on this name-a-rocket contest the United Launch Alliance is working. The ULA, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, is creating the rocket in partnership with Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ aerospace firm.

The rocket was announced last fall, and if all the things goes to plan, must be prepared for its first flight by 2019. Will probably be utilized by each ULA and Blue Origin for missions.

You’ve gotten about two weeks to vote earlier than the brand new identify is introduced April 13 together with extra rocket design particulars. The names had been chosen from greater than 400 strategies submitted by ULA’s 3,400 workers and different area fanatics, according to the ULA assertion.

Maybe it’s simply me, however why do rocket names are usually so predictable? I imply, “Eagle, Freedom and GalaxyOne” are nice and all, however nonetheless, fairly lame.

Rocket names must be extra like boat names. Now there are some vessels with some persona.

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