The Aerospace Industry
NASA Johnson Space Center Economic Impact
BAHEP Aerospace Member Opportunities
BAHEP Aerospace Members
The aerospace industry ranks among the world's largest manufacturing industries in terms of people employed and value of output. Beyond its sheer size, the aerospace industry was one of the defining industries of the twentieth century. Aerospace has inflamed the imaginations of youth around the world, inspired new forms of production, spurred construction of enormous manufacturing complexes, driven new technology.
Aerospace technology permeates many other industries -- travel and tourism, logistics, telecommunications, electronics and computing, advanced materials, civil construction, medicine, and defense supply. Here, the aerospace industry is defined by those firms that design and build vehicles that fly through our atmosphere and outer space.
|The launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 started the Space Age. In 1961, NASA was challenged by John F. Kennedy, speaking at Rice University, to send an American to the moon and return him safely to Earth before the decade was out. NASA got to work, building facilities across the country, employing the best and brightest, and pioneering new fields of research and science. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 achieved the first manned moon landing, answering Kennedy’s challenge. Following the Apollo moon missions, NASA made transit to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) a regular activity with the Space Shuttle program. Subsequently, NASA partnered with countries around the world to launch the International Space Station (ISS). November 2, 2000 marked the first long-term crewed mission to the ISS, and the beginning of continuous human habitation in space. |
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Today, the aerospace industry is continuing to push technology forward and challenge convention. Satellites have become affordable to produce and can fit in a shoe box. Private companies are able to provide launch services from commercial spaceports around the globe. NASA is now one of many customers of the commercial space industry in LEO. NASA’s Artemis program will send people back to the moon, utilizing it’s own hardware as well as commercial and international partnerships. From there the next step is on to Mars. In the middle of it all, is Houston. With the infrastructure of NASA- Johnson Space Center and the Houston Spaceport, and one of the most talented technical and engineering workforces in the world, Houston will continue to lead the aerospace industry through the 21st century.
Locally, the aerospace industry is defined by the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and contractor companies that support the center.
The NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) is proud to call Texas home. Established in 1961, from the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today, JSC continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration. As the premier NASA center for human space flight and related scientific and medical research efforts, JSC plays a pivotal role in the success of NASA’s mission. JSC manages the development, testing, training, and operation of all U.S. human spacecraft missions and is home to Mission Control and the Astronaut Corps.
JSC is a positive force in the local community and plays a vital role in both the regional and state economies. The dollars spent in procurements, grants to educational institutions and nonprofits and by aerospace employees enhance business development, create jobs and increase the tax base. Here are some highlights on the significant economic benefits NASA provides to the State of Texas:
- NASA’s Johnson Space Center employs nearly 3,000 civil servants
- 85% have a bachelor’s degree.
- 33% have a graduate level degree.
- 63% have a science, engineering or other technical degree.
- NASA is the second largest federal employer in the Houston area.
- Nearly 8,000 contractor employees work in the vicinity of the Johnson Space Center supporting NASA programs and operations for a total aerospace workforce of approximately 11,000.
- NASA spends over $1.8 billion annually on contractor and civil servant salaries in Texas.
(Space Station Flight Control Room at NASA Johnson Space Center. Photo courtesy of NASA.)
Business & Industry
Johnson Space Center had over $1 billion in fiscal year 2018 procurement obligations in the State of Texas.
- $189 million went to small businesses.
- Over $112 million in business with women-owned businesses in Texas.
- Nearly $15 million was spent on contracts performed in Texas by small disadvantaged businesses.
- More than $64 Million of JSC funding in FY 2018 was obligated in grants, contracts, and agreements with non-profit organizations in Texas.
- JSC obligated over $42 million towards Texas universities and Texas education institutions in FY 2018.
The JSC Technology Transfer Office, as part of NASA's statutory charter, facilitates the transfer and commercialization of NASA-sponsored research and technology, including the industrial use of unique NASA research and development capabilities and facilities. The Technology Transfer Office provides a means to advance internal technologies and innovations at NASA for both space-related endeavors and commercial applications.
In an effort to keep this important industry cluster vibrant, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership works on a number of industry initiatives that are important to the vitality and over-all mission of JSC including The Aerospace Advisory Committee, Citizens for Space Exploration, Space Center Volunteers, and Team NASA.
Aerospace Advisory Committee
Comprised of top leaders in aerospace companies and other interested area industry leaders.
Mission: The Aerospace Advisory Committee’s mission is to advance and grow the region’s role in all facets of the aviation and aerospace industries, including JSC and human space exploration, through joint initiatives and focused advocacy.
Purpose: To connect industry leaders to discuss activities in the aerospace community including political events, NASA contracts, future trends, etc. The committee occasionally invites speakers who have relevant information to impart to the group. AAC also supports the other aerospace committees at BAHEP via company participation and funding. Those include Team NASA, Space Center Volunteers, and Citizens for Space Exploration.
Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE)
Citizens for Space Exploration is comprised of U.S. taxpayers: municipalities, educational institutions, corporations, professional and civic organizations, and private citizens. One of CSE’s main advocacy efforts is its annual trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the importance of the U.S. Space Program. Citizens (formerly known as National Keep It Sold) was formed in 1992 through the efforts of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and other organizations in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. BAHEP is home to CSE - Texas, which coordinates the group's annual trip to Washington. For more information about the trip, visit the CSE web page.
Mission: To promote awareness of the benefits of human exploration of space. Through a multi-state effort, CSE networks with elected officials, community leaders, and corporate and individual contacts to ensure continued public and political support for America’s human space exploration.
Purpose: To advocate continuation of funding for human space operations and development each year, Citizens for Space Exploration has become a credible and reputable organization on Capitol Hill, having visited congressional offices numerous times since its inception to discuss the merits of human space exploration programs from the viewpoint of voting constituents across the U.S.
Commercial Space and Aviation Taskforce
The Commercial Space and Aviation Taskforce (CSAT) seeks to build on our regions strengths in the space, aerospace and aviation industries to grow the commercial aerospace sector with intention. CSAT brings together industry and community to identify opportunities in commercial aerospace and make actionable recommendations in pursuit of those opportunities.
CSAT’s Charge: The Commercial Space and Aviation Taskforce (CSAT) will aggressively pursue economic development opportunities for the BAHEP service region in the commercial aerospace and aviation industry. Those opportunities would include, but not be limited to job creation, business recruitment as well as business creation, expansion, and retention. The CSAT reports to the AAC and works collaboratively with BAHEP staff in all matters.
Space Center Volunteers
Contract and civil space industry employee volunteers
Mission: Working together in the community to promote the good will of the aerospace community.
Purpose: To join all civil and contract employees, families and friends of the Bay Area Houston aerospace community under one banner as we celebrate and demonstrate the generous spirit of our community.
Comprised of NASA, contractor and community representatives
Mission: To build a seamless partnership with JSC
Purpose: To enhance employee, contractor and community activities by providing coordinated planning, organization, communication, and a process to review events to determine the overall value to all participants.
For more information on aerospace initiatives, please contact Jimmy Spence, BAHEP aerospace marketing manager, at email@example.com.
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership includes over 50 aerospace contractor companies that support NASA and America’s Human Space Exploration Program. Below is a listing of BAHEP’s aerospace members, a link to their websites and a brief description of the work they do at JSC.
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The Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), is the trusted technical adviser to the government on complex space enterprise problems—providing disciplinary continuity, unique capabilities, and foundational knowledge to shape this new era of space.
Aerospace is a nonprofit corporation that operates a FFRDC for the United States Air Force. It was created in 1960 in response to a period of rapid growth in space technologies, when advances in space defined the cutting edge. The corporation responds with agility to the unique challenges posed by national security space requirements, delivering well-defined, innovative solutions that assure mission success. Relying on its cutting-edge tools and facilities, a vast repository of space-system knowledge and experience, and—most importantly—the technical expertise of its people, Aerospace provides unsurpassed levels of support to both immediate and long-term military and intelligence space programs and other programs of national significance.
FFRDCs fill a unique role in service to the government and the nation. Along with commercial industry and academia, FFRDCs support government science, engineering and technology development. FFRDCs do not compete with industry and do not manufacture products, thus eliminating conflict of interest and enabling them to work with industry on important problems. FFRDCs operate as strategic partners with their sponsoring government agencies to ensure the highest levels of objectivity and technical excellence.
Today, we find ourselves in another period of rapid innovation. Our customers and the nation look to the Aerospace FFRDC to be an innovation leader by addressing emergent threats, leveraging commercial-sector developments, and continuing to find new ways to utilize space for the public good.
|AEXA Aerospace, LLC |
With offices in Houston, Texas, and Huntsville, Alabama, Aexa is a provider of custom software for mixed and virtual reality devices for operator use in the aerospace, medical, and oil and gas operations industries.
We are a NASA contractor using HoloWizard to develop training for the International Space Station. Our product will improve effectiveness, speed training, and save millions of dollars. It can also mitigate risk by reducing operator errors that could jeopardize mission success. We are also working with other companies in the aerospace, medicine and petrochemical industries to use HoloWizard to develop training and operational assistance tools.
Aexa is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). We develop mixed reality and virtual reality software using the Microsoft HoloLens and other available technology that customers can use to create training and operational assistance in a variety of industries. Aexa Licenses our HoloWizard application and supports customers in tailoring the application to their needs. Our company has a CMMI Maturity Level 3 certification.
| ||Airbus DS Space Systems |
Airbus DS Houston, previously known as Astrium North America, is located near the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. With a rich heritage of hardware and software products plus training and support services, Airbus DS Houston continues to provide quality products and services to meet the stringent needs of aerospace. Airbus DS Houston owned and operated a fleet of Integrated Cargo Carriers during the Space Shuttle era. The ICC program ran for 12 successful missions and carried tons of cargo to the International Space Station using the Space Shuttle. The ICC program was comprised of the physical hardware, integration assistance and coordination, mission operations, training, international communications and planning. Some of the ICC platforms are now permanently mounted for external storage on the ISS. Today, Airbus DS Houston personnel are involved in developing new platforms for the ISS, including the Nanoracks External Platform (NREP). The NREP hosts experiments on the outside of the ISS with power and data communications. Now, your experiment can experience space without the need for cubesat-type electrical, communication, navigational and propulsion systems and you get your experiment returned from space when complete. Airbus also provides superior support to NASA in terms of simulation platform support, astronaut training, software development, international partner liaison and logistics and many other disciplines.
|All Points Logistics, LLC |
All Points Logistics, LLC (All Points) is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Merritt Island, FL, with major operational sites in Huntsville, AL; Houston, TX; and Reston, VA providing engineering, software development, IT services, logistics, and value added resellers services for the Federal Government. The Houston office employees deliver a wide range of support for Human Spaceflight Programs including the International Space Station, the Space Launch System, Orion, Boeing’s CST-100 as well as support to JSC Mission Systems and JSC Logistics and Export Control.
| ||Anadarko Industries, LLC |
Anadarko Industries (AI) is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified small disadvantaged business owned by the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma. The Wichita Tribe is located in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and the AI company headquarters are located in Houston, Texas. The company has prime contracts and subcontract work at NASA Johnson Space Center and an engineering support contract with The Boeing Company in Clear Lake, Texas, and Huntsville, Alabama, In addition, the company has government contract work in Washington, D.C., Fort Collins, Colorado, Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, and Tampa, Florida. This work includes Engineering Support, Information Technology Services, Safety/Fire Protection Operations, Logistics and Procurement Services, Military Cyber Operations, and Business Management support.
| ||ARES Corporation |
ARES is a high performance technology solutions provider in the areas of energy, defense, aerospace and infrastructure. ARES provides superior products and services, on time and within budget. Skill sets include: engineering, risk management, mission assurance, software/information technology, and project management.
| ||Barrios Technology |
Barrios Technology, a woman-owned business, specializes in aerospace engineering and science, program planning and control, mission integration and operations, and software engineering and integration. For 30+ years, Barrios has demonstrated their mission to be the foremost small aerospace engineering services company providing extraordinary value to their customers, employees and communities.
|Bastion Technologies |
Bastion Technologies' core products, services, and capabilities include Mission Assurance support, Systems Engineering, Software Development and Data Analytics for research, manned/unmanned flight systems, spacecraft, and liquid/solid propellants. • Test and operational objectives for spaceflight hardware/software products • Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering • System Safety • Quality Assurance and Inspections • Parts Engineering and Reliability • Risk Management • HW/SW Assurance – Thermal and Structural Design • Mission Environmental Requirements (EMC/EMI) • Natural Space Environments • Radiation effects • Mobility Systems • Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) • Explosives, Propellants, and Cryogenic Hazards
| ||The Boeing Company |
Boeing Space Exploration’s legacy began with the X-15, spanned to Apollo, then the Space Shuttle Program and continues today with the International Space Station, Commercial Crew and Space Launch System programs. Boeing Space Exploration, headquartered in Houston, is a leading provider of human space flight and space exploration systems and services providing design, development, engineering, software development, advanced research, sustaining engineering and manufacturing for government and commercial customers.
| ||Booz Allen Hamilton |
Booz-Allen Hamilton is a leading global consulting firm, that helps government and commercial clients solve their toughest problems with services in cyber security solutions, defense, intelligence, Base Realignment and Closure transitions, healthcare segments and financial reform, research, and information technology. Its clients are the world's largest corporations, emerging growth companies, government agencies, and institutions that want to change their organizations and the world for the better.
| ||Cimarron Software Services, Inc. |
Cimarron provides hardware and software development, deployment, operations and maintenance of the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center; real-time Space Station avionics development; commercial turnkey real-time control technology and communications; mobile communication systems for emergency operations.
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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced, intelligent solutions for the aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, we have the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve our customers’ toughest challenges and meet the demands of the global marketplace. As a major supplier to international space programs, we design, manufacture and service systems and components on platforms such as the International Space Station, Orion spacecraft, and Commercial Crew programs, providing water processing and Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, including the space suit.
|CYFOR Technologies LLC |
CYFOR Technologies LLC is an 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned, minority owned, small business providing cyber security, intelligence and engineering services to the aerospace and DOD communities. Our cyber security experts are well versed in the areas of strategic planning, rapid innovation and integration, cyber policy and procedure development, technology introduction/innovation and risk assessments and mitigation. We also provide multi-domain intelligence support of cyberspace operations. Our engineering experience includes program and project management, electrical, mechanical and systems engineering and integration, as well as design and analysis in the areas of advanced power and communication systems. In addition, our company supports the local community through education and training alongside academia for the promotion of STEM programs around the state.
| ||DB Consulting Group |
DB Consulting Group Inc. is a small, minority owned business providing innovative and cost effective solutions in support of government and commercial Information Technology and engineering as well as health and human services. Within the BAHEP community, DB leads the Information Technology and Multimedia Services (ITAMS) contract at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. For ITAMS, DB leverages its reachback to similar contracts and through its team members – MEI Technologies, Wyle, Booz Allen Hamilton, and JES Tech – provide outstanding products and services in four main areas: information technology, information management, multimedia services, and external relations/communications. The work is performed in Houston at JSC, Ellington Field, and Sonny Carter Training Facility and in New Mexico at the White Sands Test Facility. With all contract option years exercised, ITAMS is a five-year contract valued at $251.5 million.
| ||GB Tech |
Founded in 1986, GB Tech combines small business flexibility with strong corporate infrastructure to effectively perform technical services for government and commercial clients. We have been a key contributor on NASA projects in Logistics, IV&V, and Software/Systems Engineering. GB Tech performs risk assessment and mitigation of security and operational weaknesses in critical software and applications. We manage customers' IT infrastructure, including field support and managed services for commercial and institutional clients.
| ||GeoControl Systems, Inc. |
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GCS is recognized by the engineering and administrative support services it provides to NASA and its prime aerospace contractors. Incorporated in April 1984, the company is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Equally significant, the size of the company’s employee group ranks it nationally among the largest HUBZone firms with Engineering Services as the primary service offering.
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Griffin Communications Group is relentlessly driven to create powerful, comprehensive communications programs for our clients that positively shape perceptions. Since 1997, our talented staff of professionals has delivered programs that offer best value, maximum efficiency, and most importantly, delivering positive results.
As a full-service agency, Griffin offers clients a wide spectrum of strategic communications services designed to effectively launch and manage winning brands. Our services include research-driven brand development, creative design, social media strategy and implementation, digital campaigns, product launches, event management, media relations and crisis communications.
Over the years, we have refined our focus to serve the aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries. Some of the most recognized companies in these sectors trust us with their brands. As true stakeholders in the industries we serve, we strive to lend our unique capabilities to those businesses that are pushing the envelope and making a difference. We believe inspiration comes from rolling up our sleeves and diving in.
| ||J&P Technologies |
J & P Technologies provides contract services for the development, assessment, and support of integrated flight systems, scientific computing, and complex control systems, specifically in the aerospace industry. Our highly trained professionals have extensive experience in developing, integrating, delivering, and sustaining major human-rated systems / projects, and have detailed knowledge of the complex development, delivery, and operation processes required for mission success.
| ||Jacobs Technology Inc. |
Jacobs Technology operates all facilities and equipment for the Engineering Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. It provides engineering, flight hardware and software development, design, manufacturing assembly, IT systems and services, safety and mission assurance, configuration management, and quality systems hard science research and development.
| ||JES Tech |
JES Tech specializes in delivering a broad range of professional, engineering, technical, and administrative support services to NASA and the federal government. JES Tech is a Woman-Owned Small Business, SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business and an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business.
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KBR Government Solutions ensures mission success for customers on land, at sea, in the air, and in space and cyberspace. We create value and drive innovation by combining engineering, technical and scientific expertise with full life cycle capabilities, mission knowledge and future-focused technologies. We are known for excelling in complex and extreme environments and trusted to overcome the nation’s most pressing challenges. When it’s mission critical, customers call KBR first - We Deliver.
| ||Lockheed Martin |
Lockheed Martin has partnered with NASA-JSC taking humans to the moon, flying the Space Shuttle and building/supporting operations of the International Space Station. Lockheed Martin is currently developing America’s next generation spacecraft – the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle – to open a new era of exploration to deep space with human missions beyond the moon and on to asteroids and ultimately Mars. Lockheed Martin fully leverages its extensive capabilities and experience in large-scale systems integration, planetary exploration, human space-flight systems and operations, human factors engineering, food systems development, launch vehicles, commercial satellites, autonomous flight systems, facility maintenance and operations, and control-center design, development and operations of NASA human space flight programs.
|Logical Innovations, Inc. |
Logical Innovations, Inc. is an SBA-certified 8(a)/ Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Economically Disadvantaged WOSB (EDWOSB) with experience supporting federal and commercial clients with their information technology, business, training, performance improvement, outreach, institutional and administrative needs. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Logical Innovations also has satellite offices across the country. Logical Innovations’ focus on employees and customers has earned it the title of one of "Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” and consistently high customer satisfaction ratings.
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The Houston office of MDA US Systems, LLC, provides real-time engineering support for all MDA robotic activities on ISS. MDA’s (formerly SPAR Aerospace’s) ISS robotics currently include the 58 foot-long 7-DOF Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), which performed the original ISS assembly, and the 15-DOF Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), which provides daily ISS maintenance and frees up astronaut time for more science work. MDA US Systems provides integration support and assists with anomaly resolution for any issues faced during the many complex first-time operations being performed in orbit. In addition, they have developed and continually update a simulation tool that models all of their robotic elements on ISS. This tool is used by customers for a variety of purposes, including engineering analysis, astronaut training, and training for JSC Mission Control Center staff.
The Houston office reports into Pasadena, CA, which itself is a part of SSL MDA Holdings based in San Francisco, CA. The entire SSL MDA enterprise employs over 4,700 people all across North America, with annual revenues of $2B.
| ||MEI Technologies, Inc. |
A nationwide technology company, MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) offers innovative, best-value services and solutions in systems design and development, applied engineering, cyber, and research and development to public and private sector customers in the aerospace, defense, and biotechnology markets worldwide. Our expertise spans numerous areas: engineering services and solutions, cyber and C4ISR solutions, space access, test and evaluation, and modeling and simulation.
| ||MRI Technologies |
MRI is a successful NASA prime contractor with an award winning reputation for excellence. Founded in 1988, it is a woman-owned 8(a) small business specializing in engineering design and development, Web design and development, integration planning and configuration management, metric planning and analysis, project management information systems, program office support and computer based training. MRI uses a structured teamwork approach and continually invests in its team members' and the company’s future success through ongoing research, cross-training, and employee development programs.
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NanoRacks LLC is the world’s first commercial space station company with an existing customer base. The company offers low-cost, high-quality solutions to the most pressing needs for satellite deployment, basic and educational research, and more - both at home and in 30 nations worldwide. Since 2009, Texas-based NanoRacks has truly created new markets and ushered in a new era of in space-services, dedicated to making space just another place to do business.
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Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American aerospace and defense technology company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, space, strike, logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. With over 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries and an annual revenue in excess of $30 billion, it is one of the world's largest weapons manufacturers and military technology. Northrop Grumman is a global leader in affordable, reliable and innovative space, defense and flight systems that are designed to enable national security, civil government and commercial customers to achieve their critical missions. In the JSC area, Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor to the International Space Station (ISS) Program providing logistics services under the commercial Cargo Resupply Services (CRS) contract.
| ||Oceaneering Space Systems, Inc. |
OSS and Oceaneering Thermal Systems (OTS) are ISO 9001 certified divisions of Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII). OSS offers complete solutions for astronaut and robotic equipment, telescience and biotechnology products, thermal carriers, automated material processing, human life support technologies, space logistics services, and spacecraft assembly and repair.
PAE operates the Mission Control Center’s power plant and provides operations and maintenance support services for facilities at NASA Johnson Space Center. Specifically, PAE provides facility repair and maintenance, utility operations, engineering, construction, energy management, and environmental, safety and quality support services throughout the Johnson complex, the Sonny Carter Training Facility and Ellington Field.
| ||Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services |
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services has enjoyed a rich history of supporting NASA’s space flight training since 1962. IIS has developed each critical mission simulator for each NASA manned space program including Apollo, Skylab, Spacelab, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. IIS designs and develops complex simulators that replicate real-world space vehicle performance.
| ||The Rothe Companies |
Rothe specializes in government facility and capacity commercialization, with specific capability to integrate external customers into the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), the Logistics and Mockup Facility (LMF), and the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) on the NBL/SVMF Operations Contract (NSOC). Rothe also provides high-end information technology services to defense and intelligence operations.
| ||SAIC |
SAIC’s Assurance Engineering Operation supports the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs; airborne remote sensors research and development; expendable launch vehicle operations; and advanced programs and projects, such as the second generation reusable launch vehicle, and Mars exploration. In addition to its government contracts, SAIC offers a wide range of assurance engineering services to commercial clients in the aerospace, semi-conductor equipment, medical device manufacturing, petrochemical, and offshore drilling technology sectors.
| ||Sierra Nevada Corporation |
Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, Sierra Nevada Corporation, SNC, is the top woman-owned federal contractor in the United States. SNC is a world-class prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions. Fast-growing and widely diversified, SNC is a high-tech electronics, engineering, and manufacturing corporation that continues to expand its impressive portfolio of capabilities, products and services. SNC has approximately 50 years of tradition in developing and providing high technology electronics, avionics, and communications systems and continues to acquire new capabilities in the areas of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations.
| ||Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. |
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. is a full-spectrum engineering and advanced manufacturing company with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom and a local office in Houston. We provide engineering services, hardware design, engineered systems and manufactured products to the space, defense and energy markets. Teledyne Brown can support the entire life cycle development from full-spectrum systems engineering, integration, and manufacturing to sustainment and recapitalization. We provide high-quality technical services, manufactured products, and engineered systems to our customers in the marine, aviation, space, missile defense, energy, and environment markets and have extensive experience in missions operations and integration. Teledyne is Everywhereyoulook ™.
| ||Universities Space Research Association |
A non-profit, USRA provides a collaborative membership organization where universities, research organizations, the U.S. government and other entities may cooperate effectively with each other in the exploration of space. USRA operates institutes, centers, and programs including the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Division of Space Life Sciences, Education Programs Office, which includes the internship component of the NASA Interns, Fellowships and Scholarships program.