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2012-10-02 08:41:03

NASA has awarded three contracts totaling $137.3 million to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS). The awardees will develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for a future version of the SLS, a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The initial 77-ton (70-metric-ton) SLS configuration will use two 5-segment solid rocket...

2010-08-20 10:10:00

Construction on a spacecraft initially designed to be part of the Constellation project continues, despite the cancellation of the proposed return to the moon by President Barack Obama, according to reports by the astronomy website Space.com.The Orion space capsule and the Ares rocket are still in development at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), notes Senior Writer Clara Moskowitz--even though potential uses for them are uncertain at best, considering the program that...

2010-01-27 12:15:00

The Orlando Sentinel reports that President Barack Obama will possibly end NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon, as well as the rockets being designed to take them there. When the White House releases Obama's budget proposal on Monday, there might not be any funding found for the Constellation program that was going to help pay for humans to return to the moon by 2020.  The funding for the Ares I rocket, which was set to replace the space shuttle to help take humans to space,...

2009-11-16 14:34:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRMs) once again performed flawlessly as they ignited at 2:28 p.m. EST, launching the Space Shuttle Atlantis on its mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) and conduct the final crew rotation for the shuttle program. Standing at 149 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter, the two solid rocket boosters each produced more than 15 million horsepower and 3.3 million...

2009-10-28 12:12:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) first stage ignited today at 11:30 a.m., launching the Ares I-X flight test for NASA and igniting the next generation in American spaceflight. The Ares I is designed to be the safest rocket ever developed to deliver humans to space. "The successful launch of the Ares I-X continues to demonstrate decades of flawless performance and the progress ATK and NASA have made to develop the most reliable and...

2009-09-10 14:18:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NASA and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) made history today as they conducted the first test of the Ares I first stage five-segment development solid rocket motor, marking the first steps into a new era of space exploration. It is the most powerful and reliable solid rocket booster in the world, and is planned for NASA's Ares I and Ares V rockets. The initial data showed the motor performed as designed, producing 3.6 million pounds of...

2009-09-08 08:45:00

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. say they have rescheduled a canceled test of the new first-stage solid rocket motor for the Ares I rocket. Space agency officials said the static firing of the five-segment solid motor will take place 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at the company's test facility in Promontory, Utah. The first firing attempt, set for Aug. 27, was scrubbed because of an anomaly with the ground test controller. NASA said the goal of the test is to obtain thrust, roll-control, acoustics...

2009-09-04 15:22:59

NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc., or ATK, have rescheduled the test of the new first-stage solid rocket motor for the Ares I rocket. The static firing of the five-segment solid motor, designated development motor -1, is scheduled for 1 p.m. MDT on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The first firing attempt on Aug. 27 was scrubbed because of an anomaly with the ground test controller. The goal of this test is to obtain valuable thrust, roll-control, acoustics...

2009-08-25 08:05:00

NASA says it has appointed Robert Lightfoot Jr. the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lightfoot has served as the acting director of the center since the resignation of David King in March. Lightfoot was the facility's deputy director from 2007 to 2009. The space agency said Lightfoot has played a critical role in advancing NASA's exploration mission, including leading development of the Ares I rocket and the Ares V heavy cargo launch vehicles and a lunar...

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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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