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Fri, Oct 31st 2014, 18:39 by Wayne Petersen

HALTERMANN has been in the aerospace business for over 20 years now as North America’s exclusive supplier of liquid Rocket Propellant to the DLA and private space companies all over the United States.

We take great pride in the small part that we play in the aerospace community by providing and developing propellants that fuel our customers’ ever evolving rocket needs.

This has been a hard week for all of us who believe in the work that is being done to make space flight more routine, safe, cost effective and meaningful for the next generation.

We stand with our friends at Virgin Galactic today and are broken-hearted for the loss of their pilot and the destruction of their beautiful SpaceShipTwo vehicle.

We are praying for the surviving pilot and for all of those whose lives have been affected by today’s horrible events.

We also wish to extend our thoughts and well wishes to Orbital Sciences Corporation with the the loss of their Antares rocket earlier this week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility which was headed to the International Space Station on a re-supply mission.

All of us at HALTERMANN are constantly in awe of the courage and commitment it takes to test new vehicles, and rocket engines that are developed and designed for the sole purpose of pushing the boundaries of space.

Whether for necessity, exploration or tourism, our company fully supports our aerospace customers and proudly stands at their side, providing fuels to help them accomplish their goals.

Space flight is not for the faint of heart; it will never be routine or easy, but it is incredibly important to this country and all who come after us.

“The rocket will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.  It will open to him the gates of heaven.” – Wernher von Braun

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