Leidos selected as NASA JSC Large Contractor of the Year
International Space Station (ISS) orbiting Earth. Photo: Getty Images
NASA’s Johnson Space Center last month recognized Leidos as Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year for the second year in a row.
Leidos earned perfect scores for excellent business practices including partnerships with small business contractors on space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
Background: Under NASA’s Cargo Mission Contract, Leidos is the primary logistics provider that keeps the International Space Station stocked with supplies ranging from hardware and scientific equipment to food and personal items that astronauts depend on in space.
Over the last two years, Leidos has also designed, developed and certified more than 400 hardware items for the International Space Station (ISS) and Orion programs.
Located in Houston, Johnson Space Center is NASA’s lead center for human spaceflight activities including mission control and astronaut training for the ISS, Orion Spacecraft and NASA Gateway, and the home for the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs.
Ernest Sanchez, Leidos Portfolio Manager for Cargo Services, said he’s proud of how his team performs and the positive impact its work has on the ISS crew.
He added that although ISS is targeted to retire in 2030, his Leidos team is actively supporting NASA’s Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program as well as the Artemis missions to return to the moon and develop systems for humans to visit Mars.
From the source: “Nothing stays the same,” says Sanchez. “The next stage of our work will center on NASA’s exploration missions and commercial space operations alike. We’re constantly evolving on this program, but the one big thing that remains is our commitment to important space exploration programs.”
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