Ball Aerospace Wins up to $600K for NASA Space Studies

Ball Aerospace (NYSE: BLL) will be awarded up to $600, 000 to study the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants in space under a six-month contract with NASA.

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Ball will help develop a mission concept to test key technologies required for deep space exploration. NASA is pursuing human missions to an asteroid by 2025, under a directive from President Obama.

“Embarking on a human presence in space beyond the space shuttle program will require the kind of innovative technologies Ball is known for, ” said Cary Ludtke, vice president of Ball’s civil and operational space business unit.

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