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WATCH: NASA and Orbital ATK test rocket motor in Utah's west desert

NASA and Orbital ATK test rocket motor in Utah's west desert. (Photo: Mike Fessler)

(KUTV) On Thursday afternoon NASA and Orbital ATK will have a test firing in the west desert for its Orion spacecraft.

The QM-1 Static Ground Test of the Launch Abort Motor will help ensure safety of the crew for NASA’s Orion spacecraft’s missions to explore deep space.

WHEN TO WATCH: at 1 p.m. MDT

The abort motor launch will be streamed below live on Facebook at 1 p.m. It will take place at the Orbital ATK facility in Promontory, Utah.

WHAT TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO GO:

A public viewing area is available along State Road 83 North approximately 20 miles west of Corinne, Utah. It's recommended that you arrive at the viewing site an hour before the test and bring binoculars or something to see far with.


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