December 7, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

NASA in Huntsville To Explain New Heavy-lift Rocket Work on Dec. 15

The Huntsville Times- December 06, 2011
HUNTSVILLE -- NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has announced a Dec. 15 "industry day" to explain the first large research contracts coming on the new heavy-lift rocket it is developing for NASA's new Space Launch System. According to a federal government website, contractors will be briefed on Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Morris Auditorium in Building 4200, Marshall headquarters.

Briefings are also available including briefings for companies wanting to compete for prime contracts under the project, which could be worth $100 million. NASA has announced it plans to spend $200 million on this phase if the work beginning next year and continuing into 2015.

The jobs are part of what NASA is calling the "Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction (ABEDRR)" proposal. NASA wants companies to help it assess and minimize risks to the developing rocket program in the areas of affordability, reliability and performance. 

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