Space Foundation Press Releases

Delta 4 rockets Air Force Space Command to new heights

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 28, 2006) — Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham made the following statement in response to last evening’s successful Delta 4 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif: “Air Force Space Command has delivered again – an historic 45 consecutive successful launches. The Space Foundation congratulates the men and women of Air Force Space Command on their record-breaking work. Not only have the past 45 launches in a row all been successful, but 100 percent of the previous payloads delivered in this success streak are functioning at, or above, design specifications. Tonight’s Delta 4 launch – a combined effort of the Air Force, The Boeing Company, the Aerospace Corporation and many, many others – continues a tradition of leadership in space unrivaled by any other space organization in the world.” The launch at 8:33 p.m. PDT June 27 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base was the first Delta 4 to launch from the West Coast. About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation’s signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit