Press Release

ATK Expresses Sorrow Over Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy

By SpaceRef Editor
February 2, 2003
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Alliant Techsystems issued the following statement in response to the Space Shuttle
Columbia tragedy.

As a long and proud member of the Space Shuttle team, ATK employees extend
deepest sympathy to the astronauts’ families and the NASA community — we
mourn the loss of the brave crew of Columbia on STS Mission 107.

ATK Thiokol Propulsion is supporting fully NASA’s contingency plan and
will respond as requested with all the resources we have to offer to the
mishap investigation ordered by the NASA administrator, Sean O’Keefe.

ATK is a $2.1 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions
in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities.
The company, which is headquartered in Edina, Minn., employs approximately
12,000 people and has three business groups: Aerospace, Precision Systems, and
Ammunition. ATK news and information can be found at

SpaceRef staff editor.