NASA Spotlights Small Business Support Of Space Exploration

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NASA Spotlights Small Business Support Of Space Exploration
By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

NASA and industry partners will visit Oklahoma the week of Feb. 20, to highlight the work being done across the state to build and supply aerospace components for the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket and crew vehicle, the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft. SLS will enable a new era of exploration, launching astronauts in the Orion spacecraft on deep space exploration missions to the Moon and ultimately Mars.

Media are invited to Stillwater, Oklahoma, at 10:15 a.m. CST, Wednesday, Feb. 21, to Frontier Electronic Systems, a Native American, woman-owned, small business building electronics critical to controlling the flight of SLS, which will be the world’s most powerful rocket. The systems are located in the rocket’s core stage where the flight computers and other avionics guide the flight of the rocket. Media will have the opportunity to tour the facility, interview NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen and other NASA officials and industry team members. Media interested in participating in the Frontier Electronic Systems visit must contact Shannon Ridinger at 256-541-7698 by 3 p.m. CST, Feb. 20.