Conrad gets $8.5 million contract to refit NASA barge

(NEW ORLEANS) — Conrad Shipyard has been awarded an $8.5 million contract to refurbish a barge for NASA’s next-generation Space Launch System, the New Orleans Advocate reported. The 260-foot Pegasus previously was used to ferry space shuttle fuel tanks from New Orleans to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Now it will be used to transport rocket components for SLS between manufacturing, testing and launch locations.

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By Professional Mariner Staff