Seven new buildings to house solid rocket motors for the nation's space shuttle program have been completed at Morton Thiokol Inc.'s Wasatch Operations plant.

Richard McQuivey, vice president of facilities and test operations, said the buildings will hold motors being returned from Kennedy Space Center in order to make room for the redesigned shuttle rockets.

Each of the new buildings cover about 4,000 square feet, stands 16 feet tall and can house one of the four-segment booster rockets.

With completion of the construction, Morton Thiokol now has 13 shuttle motor storage buildings.