Decatur, Ala. (March. 24, 2012) — U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) discusses important issues facing Alabama and the nation during his visit to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) production facility in Decatur, Ala., where ULA manufactures both Atlas and Delta launch vehicles. Sen. Shelby said the ULA facility “is the epitome of what we can do with math, science and engineering. ULA’s work here is good for the nation and good for Alabama.” ULA launches critical space capabilities for the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other commercial customers. United Launch Alliance Photo by Jonathan Moral. (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)