Air Products, the world’s largest producer of hydrogen and a first-mover in energy transition projects announced it recently was awarded several supply contracts from NASA totaling more than $130 million to provide liquid hydrogen for several NASA locations including the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and other NASA facilities.
Under one public contract, Air Products will supply NASA liquid hydrogen to support operations at the Kennedy Space Center and nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The multi-year contract, which is already in effect, includes a maximum value of approximately $75 million.
NASA also awarded Air Products a separate public contract, valued at a maximum value of over $57 million to supply liquid hydrogen to facilities across the agency including NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
NASA uses liquid hydrogen, combined with liquid oxygen, as fuel in cryogenic rocket engines, and hydrogen’s unique properties support the development of aeronautics.
“Air Products has a long history of working with NASA, stretching from the very beginning of the United States’ (U.S.) space program, to the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to the more recent missions to study Mars,” said Francesco Maione. “We are proud to provide NASA with the industrial gases they need for their important work and look forward to continuing our many decades-long working relationships with the U.S. space program.”