GOV. BILL RITTER PRESS RELEASE
Gov. Bill Ritter today congratulated two Colorado aerospace companies for winning NASA contracts. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver and United Launch Alliance of Littleton were two of four companies awarded contracts by NASA to be used for various NASA satellite launch projects.
â€œLockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance are two great companies at the forefront of one of Coloradoâ€™s largest and most innovative economic sectors,â€ Gov. Ritter said. â€œThe fact that two out of the four contracts awarded were to Colorado companies, highlights the strength of the aerospace industry here in Colorado. This will add jobs to an industry that is already strong in this state and position the aerospace industry to continue to be a huge part of Coloradoâ€™s future.â€
The contract has the ability to service 70 launch missions for NASA with a combined value of up to $15 billion for the four companies receiving awards. The other two companies awarded contracts were Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, VA., and Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, CA.