The Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle will be the first spacecraft capable of taking a human crew to multiple deep space destinations. On Thursday at Promontory Point, Utah, the craft’s launch abort motor was put to the test.
NASA launched a rocket Thursday night carrying cameras built by scientists at Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory. SDL employees and their families gathered to watch a live stream of the launch and celebrate four years of hard work.
The Perseids meteor shower will peak during Thursday night and early Friday morning. According to experts, this year’s shower could be one of the most spectacular because of an increased rate of meteors.
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My heart pounded and my legs shook as I stood watching the world's largest solid rocket booster fire at the Orbital ATK facility in Promontory, Utah on Tuesday. These motors will be used to launch the most powerful rocket in the world, SLS, NASA’s acronym for Space Launch System.
Over 10,000 Utahns are employed by aerospace aviation companies.
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Kent "Rommel" Rominger was a former space astronaut. He flew the space shuttle five times and was with NASA for 14 years. Rominger is also the VP for business development for Orbital ATK, a private aerospace company and builds defense and aviation systems.