Kennedy News

Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Braukus/J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington

Trina Patterson
ATK Aerospace Systems

Sept. 12, 2011
NASA, ATK New Commercial Crew Announcement On NASA TV
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announcement of an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13, will be carried live on NASA Television.

The announcement will occur at the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The 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

Reporters may ask questions in person from Kennedy or using a phone bridge managed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. To use the phone bridge, journalists must call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 2:45 p.m. EDT.

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

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

For information about ATK, visit:


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