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NASA And Industry Team Successfully Test Orion Launch Abort Motor

Engine Now Qualified For Flight A team comprised of NASA, Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin recently performed a successful ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS) at Orbital ATK’s facility in Promontory, UT. The launch abort motor is a major part of the LAS, which provides a tremendous enhancement in spaceflight safety for astronauts.

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