DULLES, Va.--Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, will participate at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival April 15-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Orbital ATK will be located at Booth 6407 in Hall D, E in the Astronomy and Space Exploration Pavilion. Visitors to the Orbital ATK booth will have an opportunity to interact with Orbital ATK scientists and engineers at various displays that demonstrate the company's capabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
"Fostering student interest and achievement in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is a part of Orbital ATK’s core values,” said Antonio Elias, Orbital ATK’s Chief Technical Officer. "This Festival is a great opportunity for students, educators and members of the community to interact with our scientists and engineers and learn about what we do at Orbital ATK and the many real-world applications of STEM."
Orbital ATK will exhibit three hands-on displays at the Festival, including:
- "Fly Me to the Moon" – participants can launch rockets under constant force with variable payloads
- "See the World in a Different Light" – students will receive an overview of infrared (IR) sensing technology and its applications to engineering
- "Special Delivery to Space" – attendees will learn about Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo delivery vehicle and the sensors it uses to safely delivery food, clothing and science experiments to the astronauts on board the International Space Station
The event is the nation's largest science festival, with more than 3,000 hands-on activities and exhibits. Event organizers expect more than 350,000 people to attend this year.
Orbital ATK's partnerships encompass local, regional and national initiatives to engage students in becoming scientifically literate and prepared to enter the workforce as leaders and problem-solvers.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.