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. Kent Rominger Joins ATK Launch Systems Group As VP Advanced Programs

Kent Rominger, the new VP, Advanced Programs, within the Launch Systems Group of Alliant Techsystems
by Staff Writers
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Oct 26, 2006
Alliant Techsystems has announced that Kent Rominger, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Corps, has accepted the position of Vice President, Advanced Programs within the Launch Systems Group. "We are honored to have Kent join our team at ATK," said Ron Dittemore, President ATK Launch Systems. "His background and experience will be a valuable asset to our company."

Rominger brings to ATK more than 20 years of experience working for NASA and the U.S. Navy in various leadership positions. He has logged over 7,000 flying hours in more than 35 types of aircraft, and conducted 685 carrier landings.

As an astronaut Rominger flew on five space shuttle flights, logging a total of more than 1,600 hours in space and twice served as a shuttle commander. In his most recent role as the Chief of the Astronaut Corps at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, he managed the Astronaut Office in support of the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Exploration Programs.

Rominger holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a master of science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

At ATK, Rominger will oversee the development of new systems solutions for NASA, the Department of Defense and commercial customers.

ATK is a $3.4 billion advanced weapon and space systems company employing approximately 15,000 people in 22 states. News and information can be found on the Internet at http://www.atk.com .

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