NASA Awards Contract for Kennedy Space Center Safety and Mission Support Services to A-P-T Research, Inc.

NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) announced on Wednesday that APT has been awarded a $36M contract for Safety and Mission Assurance Services (S-MASS II).

The APT S-MASS II Team will provide mission assurance, engineering, and risk assessment in the disciplines of safety, reliability, and quality within KSC and all KSC sites. “APT is a company that has grown steadily throughout our 22 year history, and we are excited to be in a position to prime a contract of this size.  Safety and Mission Assurance are core disciplines of our company, and the work we will be performing for NASA is a perfect fit for KSC’s launch operations,” said Tom Pfitzer, APT Corporate President. APT will prime the contract and work with teammates ManTech International Corp., SAIC, GP Strategies Corp., Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. (DSI), and Cummings Aerospace to deliver high quality support to NASA’s operations.  The work will support Development and Operations activities for NASA programs and projects at KSC.  The four year, $36M contract will be one of APT’s largest contracts.

“We’re thrilled; this contract will increase the growth of our company,” said Meredith Hardwick, APT’s Vice President of Contracts and Accounting.  To perform the contract work, APT is creating a new Space Coast division led by Jimmy Rudolph, Vice President, which will be based in Cocoa Beach, FL. In light of Government cutbacks and the entry of the private sector in the field of space exploration, the launch facilities at the KSC hold exceptional appeal for future space launches.  The possibilities for expansion and growth offer significant opportunities for APT to provide safety and quality for this growing customer base.

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