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2011-09-11 04:35:57

NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) managers will announce an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The announcement will occur at the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will not be carried live on NASA Television. NASA TV's Video File segment will air highlights. The announcement participants are: -- Ed Mango, Commercial Crew Program manager, NASA...

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2011-09-10 04:05:22

  A Utah-based aerospace company successfully completed a two-minute test of a booster rocket Thursday, an event the firm referred to as "an important milestone in further validating the rocket's potential use in heavy lift and commercial launch vehicles," in a Sept. 8 press release. According to Josh Loftin of the Associated Press (AP), the ATK Aerospace Systems' five-stage, 154-foot, 22-million horsepower booster, code-named Development Motor (DM-3), was described by the...

2011-08-09 07:30:00

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TTJ&B Inc. announced that they will actively pursue a General Services Administration (GSA) Certification Award to facilitate contracting with the Department of Defense and other government suppliers by providing analytical services and tools that facilitate real-time re-planning of major programs. With their newly developed data access tool, PDB2, volumes of data are integrated and very easily accessed, visualized and understood by project...

2011-07-26 10:44:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pilot who helped guide NASA's ARES I-X test rocket through its successful launch is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2011 Engineer of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jay Brandon, a senior research engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, won the award for his leadership of the Ares I-X Guidance, Navigation and Control team. The Ares I-X test rocket made a...

2011-07-25 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed development of prototype launch vehicle flight computers equipped to bring safety and reliability to future human spaceflight systems. These flight computers were financed by Ball Aerospace and are based on deployed units now being used by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in their simulation laboratories to develop software and test systems for future human-rated launch vehicles. The...

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2011-07-23 06:05:00

As NASA closes the chapter on the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of exploration vehicles is beginning to take off. Testing began this month at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the new Hydro Impact Basin to certify the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for water landings. The Orion MPCV will carry astronauts into space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure safe re-entry and landing. Engineers have dropped a 22,000-pound...

2011-07-22 09:25:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As NASA closes the chapter on the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of exploration vehicles is beginning to take off. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Testing began this month at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the new Hydro Impact Basin to certify the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for water landings. The Orion MPCV will carry astronauts into space, provide emergency abort...


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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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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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