Boeing Honors Three Companies for Exceptional Performance on Shuttle Program.
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The Boeing Company (NYSE NYSE
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The award is presented annually by Boeing Reusable Space Systems (RSS (Really Simple Syndication) A syndication format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and the news sites. RSS has also stood for "Rich Site Summary" and "RDF Site Summary. ) to recognize subcontractors and suppliers for consistent outstanding performance in providing the products and services necessary to produce and support NASA's Space Shuttle space shuttle, reusable U.S. space vehicle. Developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it consists of a winged orbiter, two solid-rocket boosters, and an external tank. orbiter fleet. Boeing RSS is the major subcontractor to Space Shuttle prime contractor United Space Alliance.
Recipients were selected from among the Boeing RSS international network of approximately 100 active Shuttle subcontractors and suppliers. Selection criteria included product quality, technical performance and schedule and cost compliance. The team spirit these organizations demonstrated in working together to address and resolve mutual issues was also a determining factor in the awards.
Boeing RSS Vice President and General Manager Mike Mott praised the honorees for a job well done. "These firms have distinguished themselves through exceptional quality, performance and the ability to meet challenging schedules," he said. "We at Boeing are proud to call them our teammates, as together we continue to strive to deliver, process and maintain the world's finest World's Finest may refer to:
Aitech Systems Ltd. was honored for its excellent performance and support of the modular memory unit for the Shuttle orbiter program. Compunetix was recognized for its excellent performance and support of the new voice communication system for the Boeing Engineering/Mission Support Room in Huntington Beach, which is used to support the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. DIT-MCO International was selected for its excellent performance and support of electrical test equipment for the Shuttle orbiter program.
Presentation ceremonies are being held at each company's facilities. Company representatives will also be invited to attend an upcoming Shuttle launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral) U.S.
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