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For release: 10-23-03
Photo release #: 03-186

Most powerful Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor ever tested proves it can be pushed close to edge, yet still perform flawlessly

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Spectators watch as the most powerful Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor ever tested pushes beyond typical launch performance boundaries for a successful static test. Managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the engine fired for 128 seconds Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Promontory, Utah, facility of ATK Thiokol Propulsion, an Alliant Techsystems Inc., company. (Thiokol)

 

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Spectators watch as the most powerful Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor ever tested pushes beyond typical launch performance boundaries for a successful static test. Managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the engine fired for 128 seconds Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Promontory, Utah, facility of ATK Thiokol Propulsion, an Alliant Techsystems Inc., company. (Thiokol)

 

Test of Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket MotorLarge 3040 x 2016 (72)
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Spectators watch as the most powerful Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor ever tested pushes beyond typical launch performance boundaries for a successful static test. Managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the engine fired for 128 seconds Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Promontory, Utah, facility of ATK Thiokol Propulsion, an Alliant Techsystems Inc., company. (Thiokol)


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