Delta IV Rocket

Reporters examine a Delta IV rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, in November 2002. The Delta IV family of rockets, which help propel spacecraft out of Earth's orbit, is now manufactured by United Launch Alliance, a partnership formed in 2006 between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, at its plant in Decatur, Morgan County.

Photo courtesy of the Huntsville Times; photo by Eric Schultz