Rominger Logged More Than 1,600 Hours in Space During Five
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.Jun. 1, 2015--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today Kent Rominger, Vice President of Strategy
and Business Development for the company s Propulsion Systems Division,
received the honor of being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of
Astronaut Dan Brandenstein and Kennedy Space Center Director, Bob Cabana, welcome 2015 AHOF Inductee, Kent Rominger, into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction. (Photo: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex)
Rominger was selected by NASA to become an astronaut in 1992. A veteran
of five spaceflights three as pilot and two as commander he logged
more than 1,600 hours and traveled nearly 27 million miles in space.
Several of Rominger s missions were integral to the beginnings of the
International Space Station. As commander of STS-96, Rominger oversaw
the first docking of a space shuttle to the space station. He culminated
his NASA career as Chief of the Astronaut Office.
Becoming a member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor,
said Ron Grabe, a veteran astronaut of four space flights and President
of Orbital ATK s Flight Systems Group. On behalf my colleagues at
Orbital ATK, I congratulate Kent on his induction.
Charlie Precourt, previous Astronaut Hall of Fame inductee and Vice
President and General Manager of Orbital ATK s Propulsion Systems
Division, added his congratulations: The attributes and skills Rominger
developed as a shuttle commander and as Chief of the Astronaut Office
make him a strong and valued leader at Orbital ATK. We are all proud of
his achievements leading up to this honor.
Rominger joined Orbital ATK in 2006 and has served in various senior
leadership capacities, including Vice President of Test and Research
Operations and Vice President of Advanced Programs. He also had a
distinguished 26-year career as fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy before
joining the astronaut corps.
The original Mercury astronauts who started the Astronaut Hall of Fame
were all my childhood heroes, Rominger said. I m incredibly honored to
be inducted into the Hall of Fame and become part of that distinguished
A native of Del Norte, Colorado, Rominger received a bachelor s degree
in civil engineering from Colorado State University and a master s
degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
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