Stock Price: 132.33 +0.03 11/21/2017 3:59 PM ET

Stock Price: 132.33 +0.03 11/21/2017 3:59 PM ET
Orbital ATK Provides Incredible Classroom Setting for STEM Students

 

Recently, several students from five California high schools found out how exciting rocket science can be from inside one of the most inspirational Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) “classrooms” in the universe – aboard Orbital ATK’s Stargazer L-1011.

In partnership with the Mojave Airport and National Test Pilot School, Orbital ATK employees in Mojave, California hosted a two-hour rocket session teaching about the Pegasus rocket. Fred Foerst, electrical engineering manager from Vandenberg AFB, provided the Pegasus overview including what it is like to be on the launch panel operator station during a mission. Senior aircraft electrical technician Rick Visscher explained the L-1011 flight deck, and Ed Dunlap, manager of Off-Site Operations, took the students on a tour through the upper deck and aircraft exterior.

The session ended with an Orbital ATK foam rocket launch competition to see who could shoot one the farthest on the open upper deck; the winner received an Orbital ATK T-shirt.

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L-1011

Beneath the L-1011 aircraft, local students receive a briefing on the Pegasus rocket from Orbital ATK's Ed Dunlap.

Students board the L-1011

Students from five California high schools board Orbital ATK's L-1011 aircraft for one-of-a-kind STEM training..

One-of-a-kind Classroom

The students receive instruction from Ed Dunlap at the one-of-a-kind classroom inside Orbital ATK's L-1011 aircraft.

L-1011 STEM Classroom

Orbital ATK's Fred Foerst provides the students with an overview of the Pegasus launch panel operator station.