Thursday, March 19, 2009

ATK delivers Ares I-X hardware

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Four Alliant Techsystems' Ares I-X motor segments have arrived at Kennedy Space Center, bringing together all of the final hardware required for the upcoming test flight this summer, part of NASA's Constellation Program. The segments were originally produced for the space shuttle and later transferred to the Ares I-X mission. (Source: ATK, 03/19/09) Gulf Coast note: Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi are both involved in the Constellation program