NASA Awards Eight Spots on $77M Nitrogen, Oxygen Supply Contract

Jeff Brody

Eight firms have landed spots on a five-year, $77M fixed-price, indefinite-delivery contract to provide oxygen and nitrogen supplies to NASA centers to support their operations.

NASA said Tuesday the facilities will utilize oxygen as an oxidizer for cryogenic rocket engines while they will use nitrogen for pressurization cooling, purging and pneumatic actuation purposes.

Contract work started Monday and is expected to conclude by 2024.

The awardees are:

  • Airgas USA Central Division

  • Airgas USA South Division

  • Airgas USA West Division

  • Air Products and Chemicals

  • Matheson Tri-Gas

  • Messer

  • Praxair Inc.

  • Praxair Distribution

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