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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Receives Contractor Excellence Award from NASA


CANOGA PARK, Calif.– Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) has been recognized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center with the agency’s 2006 Contractor Excellence Award. The award to PWR is for the company’s outstanding support of the NASA mission of space exploration. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne manufactures, tests, installs and maintains the Space Shuttle Main Engines for NASA’s space shuttle program. The 2006 Contractor Excellence Award for PWR is in the “Large Business-Product” category.

“We are honored that NASA would give this high praise to Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne,” said Jim Maser, PWR president. “It is especially flattering to have our Marshall customers and partners recognize the efforts of our team with such a distinguished award.”

As a winner of the Contractor Excellence Award, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is now eligible for NASA’s prestigious George M. Low Award for quality and performance. PWR won the Low Award in 1996.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., a part of Pratt & Whitney, offers a complete line of propulsion products from launch vehicles to missile defense to advanced hypersonic propulsion. These have been used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and missile defense systems.


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