News Archive / Tagged: Charlie Precourt
OSHKOSH, Wis. — When one thinks of air shows, images of sleek fighter planes, aerial acrobats spinning plumes of smoke, and old warbirds majestically flying past spectators spring to mind. However, with ever-increasing regularity, spacecraft and astronauts are becoming key participants in these shows. The recent EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 air show was no exception.
PROMONTORY, Utah — Charlie Precourt has piercing, steely-blue eyes that help cement one's mental image of a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a four-time space shuttle astronaut. Precourt now works for Orbital ATK to develop the massive five-segment SRBs that will be used on the new SLS. SpaceFlight Insider spoke with Precourt in an exclusive interview about the June 28, 2016, QM-2 test fire.
PROMONTORY, Utah — On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Orbital ATK and NASA, successfully completed the second of two qualification tests for the five-segment solid rocket booster (SRB) that is planned for use on NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Much as in actual flights into the black of space, things didn't go as planned.