ATK, NASA unveil new rocket

ATK, NASA unveil new rocket

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PROMONTORY -- Engineers in Utah think a voyage to Mars isn't beyond reach, with the help of a brand new rocket. On Monday, ATK Space Systems and NASA unveiled the rocket.

The Ares 1 first-stage rocket has been in the works since 2005; it's part of a five-stage rocket.

Scientists and engineers say they designed the new rocket based on their knowledge of the space shuttle.

The rocket is being called the "new step" in space exploration.


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