Cape Canaveral's Surprise: Hangar R

U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Museum volunteer John Hilliard details the contents of Cape Canaveral’s Hangar R. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Most people that travel past Hangar R, located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, don’t give the structure a second thought as […]

ATK's New Contract with NASA: A Step Towards SLS's Flight

This artist’s concept of the SLS evokes its exciting future of mission to the Moon and Mars. Image Credit: ATK

We’re getting closer to seeing NASA’s Space Launch System heavy lift vehicle roll onto the launch pad. On October 9, the space agency awarded contractor Alliant Techsystems (ATK) a $50 million contract to […]

ATK: Program Aiding in Improving Efficiency of SLS Booster Production

This image shows the 70-ton, crewed version of NASA’s Space Launch System which ATK’s new employee-driven streamlining program is working to make more efficient. Image Credit: NASA

NASA and ATK held an event today to highlight efforts made to reduce the amount of time that it takes to produce the Solid Rocket Boosters […]

SpaceX's Grasshopper's Small Hop is a Big Step

An artist’s concept of the Grasshopper in action. Image Credit: SpaceX

Last week, SpaceX took the first step in its quest to build a reusable launch vehicle. The goal is to create a rocket that can autonomously return to the launch site and land vertically on dry ground. Refurbishing and reusing a rocket […]

ATK, ULA Successfully Test GEM-60 to Validate Nozzle

The hills of Utah filled with bright light and loud thunder as ATK and United Launch Alliance conducted a static fire of a GEM-60 booster on Thursday. Photo Credit: ATK

ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) test fired a Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM-60) solid rocket motor that is used on ULA’s Delta IV […]

NASA Conducts Sub-Scale Test of SLS Booster

It was three-two-one to brilliant fire as NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center tested a small solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System booster. The Mar. 14 test provides a quick, affordable and effective way to evaluate a new nozzle insulation material for the SLS solid rocket booster. Photo Credit: NASA/MSFC

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