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ATK’s Rocket Motors Help Boost Final Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

ATK's Rocket Motors Help Boost Final Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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ATK's Reusable Solid Rocket Motors gave the Space Shuttle Atlantis the boost it needed to successfully lift off today in NASA's last launch of the Space Shuttle Program. About 1 million people watched the final liftoff at the Kennedy Space Center.

“As we watched Atlantis lift off for the final time today, it was bittersweet for ATK, as well as a tremendous moment of pride,“ said Blake Larson, ATK Space Systems Group president. “I want to express my gratitude to the ATK workforce, our subcontractors and the NASA family.“

ATK is currently developing its upgraded five-segment solid rocket motor. The firm is also preparing to ground test the third full-scale Development Motor and completing a 90 percent design review this year.

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