Kennedy News

Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Braukus/J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington

Trina Patterson
ATK Aerospace Systems

Sept. 9, 2011
NASA, ATK Announce New Commercial Crew Agreement
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) managers will announce an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The announcement will occur at the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The event will not be carried live on NASA Television. NASA TV's Video File segment will air highlights.

The announcement participants are:
-- Ed Mango, Commercial Crew Program manager, NASA
-- Kent Rominger, vice president, Strategy and Business Development, ATK Aerospace
-- John Schumacher, vice president, Space Programs, EADS North America

Journalists without permanent NASA Kennedy accreditation need to apply for credentials by 4 p.m., Sept. 12. New international media accreditation is closed. Badges can be picked up at the Kennedy Space Center's Badging Office on State Road 405 starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13. Media must apply for credentials online at:

For NASA TV downlink information, Video File schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

For information about ATK, visit:

For information on NASA's Commercial Crew Program, visit:


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