NASA on Wednesday (December 7) revealed it had awarded a $75m contract to Air Products for the supply of 3,400 tonnes of liquid hydrogen to support its operations.
Set to supply the agency’s operations at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, US, and the nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the contact begins on December 9 (2022), and consists of a base period and one option period, that could see the deal extended until November 30, 2025.
NASA uses liquid hydrogen combined with liquid oxygen as fuel in cryogenic rocket engines. It says hydrogen’s unique properties support the development of aeronautics.
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