Praxair awarded five-year contract


Praxair has been awarded another five-year contract to provide liquid oxygen for NASAs space shuttle programme at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

According to NASA the contract has a maximum value of $5.8m.

The company will provide all the management, labour, facilities, tools, equipment and materials necessary to manufacture and deliver the liquid oxygen to Kennedy, NASA said.

“We make the liquid oxygen in our facility, just up the road from the Space Centre,” said Wally Cox, director of Praxairs government and aerospace programme. The facility services other markets, but ˜NASA is its biggest customer.

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