Press Release

NASA Awards Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Oxygen Contract to PRAXAIR Inc.

By SpaceRef Editor
June 17, 2014
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NASA has awarded a contract to PRAXAIR Inc. of Danbury, Connecticut, to supply liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen to NASA’s Ames Research Center, California, and Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The firm-fixed price contract with an Economic Price Adjustment begins July 1. It has a maximum value of $5.3 million with a potential performance period of five years.

PRAXAIR Inc. will supply approximately 175,000 liters of liquid nitrogen and approximately 52,400 tons of liquid oxygen to support operations at the aforementioned NASA centers and partner facilities.  Nitrogen is used by the agency for pneumatic actuation, purging and inerting, pressurization, and for its cooling value. Oxygen is used as an oxidizer in cryogenic rocket engines.

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