ATK, USA Settle Lawsuit Over NASA Ares Rocket

ATK, USA announce contract terms
Florida Today

NASA contractors Alliant Techsystems Inc. and United Space Alliance this week announced the terms of a contract that affects hundreds of jobs at Kennedy Space Center.

The $257 million deal formalizes an agreement announced last fall, which said that about 550 USA workers would continue to work part time on NASA’s next-generation moon rocket and a test flight planned this summer. That’s the equivalent of 180 full time employees….

USA sued ATK last year before the new agreement was reached, saying ATK was poaching its engineers and not negotiating the deal in good faith.  The companies said the lawsuit had been resolved.

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