Thursday, January 22, 2015

Praxair gets SSC-related contract

DANBURY, Conn. -- Praxair Inc. has been awarded a NASA a contract valued at $53 million over five years for acquisition of liquid hydrogen. Praxair's hydrogen supply network will provide liquid hydrogen to Stennis Space Center, Miss.; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; Marshall Space Flight Center, Ala.; and Glenn Research Center, Ohio. NASA uses liquid hydrogen as fuel for rocket engine development, testing and the launching of spacecraft. NASA also awarded Praxair a five-year liquid oxygen supply agreement for Kennedy. Previously, the Department of Defense awarded Praxair a five-year liquid hydrogen supply agreement for missions launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (Source: Business Wire, 01/22/15)