NASA, Aerospace Business Leaders Discuss Space Launch System


NASA leaders met Thursday to discuss acquisition plans for the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket with hundreds of representatives of aerospace industry companies, small businesses and independent entrepreneurs. The rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), will take astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide the cornerstone for America’s future human space exploration efforts.

The Industry Day event, hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., provided industry representatives with an overview of the SLS Program and defined its near-term business requirements, including details of NASA’s acquisition strategy for procurement of critical hardware, systems and vehicle elements. Marshall is leading design and development of the Space Launch System for NASA.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/sep/HQ_11-332_SLS_MSFC_Industry_Day.html

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