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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 237-95
August 24, 1995

No. 237-P:08/23/95:Secretary of the Air ForceSheila E. Wid

Secretary of the Air Force Sheila E. Widnall will announce the contractwinners of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Low Cost ConceptValidation, Thursday,

August 24, 1995, at 5 p.m. (EDT) in the DoD Studio, room 2E781, The Pentagon.The EELV is a key part of the Department of Defense's Implementation Plan forthe President's Policy on Space Transportation. The program will use existingtechnology to develop a family of expendable launch vehicles capable ofreplacing the current medium-and heavy-space lift fleet. The low cost conceptvalidation contract awards of up to $120 million are part of the overall $2billion program.