United Space Alliance
The United Space Alliance ( USA ) was a joint venture of the companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin for the implementation of US space activities on behalf of NASA . The company was headquartered in Houston , Texas and had approximately 10,000 employees in Texas, Florida , Alabama , Washington, DC and Russia and annual sales of nearly two billion US dollars . The United Space Alliance was thus NASA's main industrial partner.
In the mid-1990s, NASA was dissatisfied with the fact that its space activities were being carried out by multiple subcontractors. Since they wanted a central point of contact, Lockheed Martin and Rockwell International responded and founded the United Space Alliance. After taking over the space division of Rockwell by Boeing Boeing took over Rockwell share.
The company was dissolved on December 20, 2019.
- United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin to commercialize rocket launches