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NASA, ATK New Commercial Crew Announcement on NASA TV

September 12, 2011


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announcement of an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13 will be carried live on NASA Television.

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The announcement will occur at the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The participants are:

– Ed Mango, Commercial Crew Program manager, NASA
– Kent Rominger, vice president, Strategy and Business Development, ATK Aerospace
– John Schumacher, vice president, Space Programs, EADS North America

Reporters may ask questions in-person from Kennedy or using a phone bridge managed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. To use the phone bridge, journalists must call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 2:45 p.m. EDT.

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