October 10, 2008

NASA KSC Honors ASRC Aerospace Corporation As 2008 KSC Small Business Contractor of the Year

ASRC Aerospace Corporation (ASRC Aerospace), a leading provider of scientific, engineering and technical services to government agencies, announced its selection by NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as the 2008 Small Business Contractor of the Year for providing outstanding technical products and services to KSC under the University-Affiliated Spaceport Technology Development Contract (USTDC).

"Winning this prestigious award is a testament to the very successful partnership between NASA and ASRC Aerospace at Kennedy Space Center and to the genuine commitment that NASA has to small business," said John Horan, president, ASRC Aerospace Corporation. "As we work side-by-side in the design and implementation of our nation's next human space flight capability, I look forward to the launch of the first Constellation mission, the ultimate demonstration that we are among NASA's best small businesses."

ASRC Aerospace is providing technical and engineering support for NASA's transition from its Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program, under which the agency is building the next generation of spacecraft for human exploration throughout the solar system. The Constellation Program plans to return humans to the moon by 2020 in preparation for future journeys to Mars. ASRC Aerospace also delivers expert technology development, applied research, laboratory operations and maintenance, information and communications technology development, and other technical support services to the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Expendable Launch Vehicle, and other NASA programs.

The NASA Small Business Industry Awards recognizes the outstanding contractors that support the space agency in achieving its missions. ASRC Aerospace will be officially recognized for the 2008 KSC Small Business Contractor of the Year honor on October 21 in Cape Canaveral, Florida as part of NASA's Business Expo and Small Business Awards Ceremony.

About ASRC Aerospace Corporation

ASRC Aerospace, a highly diversified technical services enterprise, was formed in November 1997 and is a graduate of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program. The company supports over 15 major contracts providing a base of 800+ personnel. Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, ASRC Aerospace has major offices in Cape Canaveral, FL; Cleveland, OH; Colorado Springs, CO; and Albuquerque, NM. ASRC Aerospace's largest customers include NASA, NOAA, USAF, DOE and EPA.