Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

March 24, 2010
NASA Opens New Front Door to Partnerships with Kennedy
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Kennedy Space Center is using a new Web site aimed at making it easier to partner and do business with the space center.

The site details general partnership criteria, opportunities and benefits. It includes an online partnership interest request form, highlights success stories, answers frequently asked questions and lists the center's area development managers who are the primary interfaces with customers.

The site also provides access to some of the resumes of the center's highly-trained, highly-skilled employees, who may become available for new work as the Space Shuttle Program is retired. These workers possess many skills that are transferable to industries both within the aerospace community and beyond, including experience in engineering, technology, sciences, program/project management, construction, hardware integration and administrative fields.

To access the Web page's resources, visit:

The Web site is part of a broader effort by Kennedy management to enhance the economic vitality of the center. To help with that goal, Kennedy's Center Planning and Development Office recently was established. Through new and innovative partnerships, the office is set up to provide more concentrated management of Kennedy institutional resources in response to space shuttle transition and retirement and increased focus on enabling commercial space transportation. The office serves as Kennedy's "front door" for accepting proposals for businesses and partnerships, management of Kennedy property and primary interaction with industry partners and other entities wanting to engage in new business ventures.

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