KBR wins $570 million contract for NASA spaceflight operations
(Reuters) – Houston-based engineering company KBR Inc said on Monday it was awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Under the contract, KBR will perform International Space Station payload operations and support the testing of NASA’s flagship space launch system.
NASA is leaning heavily on private companies built around shared visions for space exploration, as it gears up for a long-term presence on the moon and prepares for a manned mission to Mars.
The space launch system, set to…