November 19, 2014
NASA Awards Agencywide Acquisition of Liquid Hydrogen Contract
NASA has awarded the agencywide Acquisition of Liquid Hydrogen contract to Praxair Inc. of Danbury, Connecticut.
This firm-fixed price contract begins Dec. 1 and has a maximum value of $53 million, with a potential performance period of five years.
The contract consolidates the liquid hydrogen requirements of four NASA locations, including the agency’s Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Kennedy Space Center, Florida; Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama; and Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Liquid hydrogen is used as the fuel for rocket engine development, testing and launch of spacecraft. Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, which are cryogenic propellants, are supplied to engines that produce the thrust necessary to meet mission objectives.
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