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VIDEO: ATK stress tests avionics for NASA's new boosters

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Apr 3 2014 - 6:40pm

CLEARFIELD -- ATK's booster avionics, which serve as the central nervous system for NASA's Space Launch System twin solid rockets, underwent more stress testing Thursday at the company's Clearfield installation.The SLS is NASA's new vehicle that is being built to take astronauts into deep space to places like an asteroid and ultimately Mars.

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VIDEO: NASA launches mission to measure snowpack

Scott Smith, The Associated Press
Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm

FRESNO, Calif. -- The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.

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ATK-NASA exhibit paints a picture to the moon and Mars

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 1 2014 - 8:52am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Like many grade school students, Astronaut Tony Antonelli grew up as an explorer. At first he wanted to explore the edge of his yard, then his vision expanded to the end of his street, then the end of the block ---- now it's deep space.ATK teamed up with NASA to unveil a new exhibit educating people on what the next wave of...

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VIDEO: Major space program milestones approach for NASA, ATK

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:55am

PROMONTORY -- The space program is alive and kicking. If all goes well, NASA will be sending a group of astronauts to the other side of the moon by the beginning of the next decade and to another planet in 20 years.To complete the mission, NASA will depend on the new Space Launch System, which according to the space administration, will be the...

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NASA island packs emotional wallop

Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Jan 31 2014 - 3:00pm

In early January, on a field a couple of miles from a launchpad on Virginia's Wallops Island, I gazed eastward and listened to a countdown. The numbers descended, and then in the distance, a rocket lifted silently, gracefully, as if in slow motion. Ten seconds later, a wave of sound hit me square in the chest with such power that I felt as if a...

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VIDEO: Christmas delivery finally for space station

Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
Jan 12 2014 - 2:50pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts.A privately launched supply ship reached the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule as the two craft zoomed side by side at 17,...

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Useless $350 million NASA space project mandated by Congress

Bloomberg News, Jonathan D. Salant
Jan 8 2014 - 4:02pm

WASHINGTON -- NASA will complete a $350 million structure to test rocket engines at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi early this year. Then, it plans to mothball the 300- foot-high, steel-frame tower for the foreseeable future.The reason: Congress ordered the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to finish building the facility even...

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Budget limits where NASA can go

Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post
Dec 26 2013 - 12:45pm

WASHINGTON -- The Cassini spacecraft is in splendid shape as it circles Saturn. Conceived in the 1980s, launched in 1997, Cassini arrived at the gas-giant planet in 2004 and has continued to deliver stunning images of the jewel of the solar system.

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VIDEO: ATK stress tests avionics for NASA's new boosters

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Apr 3 2014 - 6:40pm

CLEARFIELD -- ATK's booster avionics, which serve as the central nervous system for NASA's Space Launch System twin solid rockets, underwent more stress testing Thursday at the company's Clearfield installation.The SLS is NASA's new vehicle that is being built to take astronauts into deep space to places like an asteroid and ultimately Mars.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 7:43pm


VIDEO: NASA launches mission to measure snowpack

Scott Smith, The Associated Press
Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm

FRESNO, Calif. -- The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm

VIDEO: ATK stress tests avionics for NASA's new boosters

Contributed
Apr 3 2014 - 6:40pm

CLEARFIELD -- ATK's booster avionics, which serve as the central nervous system for NASA's Space Launch System twin solid rockets, underwent more stress testing Thursday at the company's Clearfield installation.The SLS is NASA's new vehicle that is being built to take astronauts into deep space to places like an asteroid and ultimately Mars.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 7:43pm


VIDEO: NASA launches mission to measure snowpack

Scott Smith, The Associated Press
Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm

FRESNO, Calif. -- The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm


VIDEO: Major space program milestones approach for NASA, ATK

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:55am

PROMONTORY -- The space program is alive and kicking. If all goes well, NASA will be sending a group of astronauts to the other side of the moon by the beginning of the next decade and to another planet in 20 years.To complete the mission, NASA will depend on the new Space Launch System, which according to the space administration, will be the...

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VIDEO: Christmas delivery finally for space station

Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
Jan 12 2014 - 2:50pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts.A privately launched supply ship reached the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule as the two craft zoomed side by side at 17,...

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ATK's motor test is a much-needed success

(NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner) Spectators watch as a Gem 60 rocket booster is tested Thursday at the ATK Aerospace Group facility in Promontory.

Charles F. Trentelman
May 31 2012 - 10:31pm

PROMONTORY -- The first test of changes to a motor that could mean five more years of sales for ATK Space Systems went off without a hitch Thursday afternoon. The Gem 60 lit as planned at 2:30 p.m., burning loudly for 90 seconds and sending a tall plume of smoke into the blue skies of western Box Elder County, as its thunderous, rattling roar...

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VIDEO: ATK stress tests avionics for NASA's new boosters

Contributed
Apr 3 2014 - 6:40pm

CLEARFIELD -- ATK's booster avionics, which serve as the central nervous system for NASA's Space Launch System twin solid rockets, underwent more stress testing Thursday at the company's Clearfield installation.The SLS is NASA's new vehicle that is being built to take astronauts into deep space to places like an asteroid and ultimately Mars.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 7:43pm


VIDEO: NASA launches mission to measure snowpack

Scott Smith, The Associated Press
Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm

FRESNO, Calif. -- The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:50pm


VIDEO: Major space program milestones approach for NASA, ATK

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:55am

PROMONTORY -- The space program is alive and kicking. If all goes well, NASA will be sending a group of astronauts to the other side of the moon by the beginning of the next decade and to another planet in 20 years.To complete the mission, NASA will depend on the new Space Launch System, which according to the space administration, will be the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 7 2014 - 6:55am


VIDEO: Christmas delivery finally for space station

Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
Jan 12 2014 - 2:50pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts.A privately launched supply ship reached the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule as the two craft zoomed side by side at 17,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 12 2014 - 2:50pm


ATK's motor test is a much-needed success

(NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner) Spectators watch as a Gem 60 rocket booster is tested Thursday at the ATK Aerospace Group facility in Promontory.

Charles F. Trentelman
May 31 2012 - 10:31pm

PROMONTORY -- The first test of changes to a motor that could mean five more years of sales for ATK Space Systems went off without a hitch Thursday afternoon. The Gem 60 lit as planned at 2:30 p.m., burning loudly for 90 seconds and sending a tall plume of smoke into the blue skies of western Box Elder County, as its thunderous, rattling roar...

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GALLERY: Space Shuttle Enterprise Delivered to New York

Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, approaches the One World Trade Center building under construction, as it arrives in New York,  Friday, April 27, 2012. Enterprise is eventually going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Associated Press
Apr 27 2012 - 11:30am

Space Shuttle Enterprise delivered to New York

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GALLERY: Challenger disaster memorial - January 28, 2011

People hold flowers and stand quietly during a remembrance ceremony to mark the 25th Anniversary of space shuttle Challenger at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (John Raoux/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Jan 28 2011 - 12:21pm

Photos of a remembrance ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger explosion at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

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GALLERY: The Challenger explosion, 25 years ago 01-27-11

FILE - This 1986 file photo provided by NASA shows the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. From left are Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair and Judith Resnik. (AP Photo/NASA)

The Associated Press
Jan 27 2011 - 3:27pm

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida

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