(Cape Canaveral, Florida-AP) -- A new rocket made by Lockheed
Martin blasted into space Wednesday.
The Atlas Five was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Lockheed Martin's plant in Jefferson County produced the rocket.
Atlas Five is a descendent of the Mercury-Atlas booster that
launched John Glenn into orbit in 1962.
The rocket stands 191 feet and packs 860-thousand pounds of
The Atlas Five is part of American companies' attempts to
revitalize the nation's launch business.