NASA Reauthorization Bill Provides ATK with a Glimmer of Hope

ATK Hopeful as they Prepare Ares DM-2 Test, SpaceRef

'Building on the success of their first static-fire, Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and NASA are preparing for the second Ares I first stage five-segment Development Motor (DM-2) test. As engineers and technicians prepare for the test, scheduled for September 2, the question is - will there be a use for it should the just announced NASA reauthorization bill passes? "Every test we do on these SRBs has relevance," said George Torres the Vice President of Alliant Techsystems' Aerospace Systems, "whether it's a new heavy-lift rocket or a crewed vehicle, that information gets utilized in some fashion."

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