Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ares I first stage motor tested

PROMONTORY, Utah – NASA and ATK conducted the first test of the Ares I first stage five-segment development solid rocket motor Thursday. The solid rocket booster is planned for NASA's Ares I and Ares V rockets. The Ares I is a crew launch vehicle in development for NASA's Constellation Program. ATK is the prime contractor for the Ares I first stage. (Source: NASA, 09/10/09) Gulf Coast note: Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, and Stennis Space Center, Miss., are key NASA facilities on the Gulf Coast.