By Associated Press - Friday, September 20, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - NASA has recognized three Kentucky companies for supplying critical elements and tools for the rocket boosters of the Space Launch System rocket.

A statement from NASA says the companies were awarded a Space Launch System Program Manager’s Commendation award to recognize excellence in delivering quality products critical to manufacturing the boosters on time. American Synthetic Rubber Co., Eckart and Parker Hannifin were presented the award this week by retired NASA astronaut Col. William “Bill” McArthur on behalf of the agency.

NASA and lead contractor Northrop Grumman personnel toured each of the facilities to meet the men and women helping to build parts for the boosters that will be used for the Artemis lunar missions.

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