SHUTTLE ROCKET, NASA CAPSULE PAIRED FOR NEW SPACE TAXI

Analysis by Irene Klotz

Thu May 10, 2012 12:42 AM ET

Take a space shuttle booster rocket and make it bigger. Add a capsule NASA originally developed as a potential alternative to its deep-space Orion spaceship. What do you have?

Well, ATK, the company that built the space shuttles’ solid rocket boosters, calls it Liberty and has offered […]

Alliant Techsystems surprises with a manned rocket | Ars Technica

Commercial rocket and crew capsule will be made of pieces from other programs.  by Dave Klingler – May 9 2012, 11:24pm EDT

While it’s widely known that Utah-based Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has been working on a new rocket, they managed to keep their spacecraft a secret until today. With their entry, there now are five companies competing to […]