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KBR Celebrates History of Supporting NASA

July 31, 2019

KBR Celebrates History of Supporting NASA

KBR (formerly KBRwyle) recently posted an article discussing the history of the company with regards to NASA, especially their assistance on the Apollo 11 mission.

   One of their heritage companies, Brown & Root, won the contract for architectural design services at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX. Today, that center is known as Johnson Space Center and it became the home for NASA’s astronaut corps and Mission Control Center. Additionally, another of KBR’s heritage companies, Wyle Laboratories, was the first to flow large quantities of liquid hydrogen that became the fuel of choice for the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11. During the 1960s, yet another heritage company, then known as Technology Inc. (TI)—later renamed Krug Life Sciences, which also became part of Wyle—provided NASA with pivotal life science research. All of their support eventually helped launch Apollo 11 to the Moon.
   —Please see https://kbr.com/en/insights-events/stories/lunar-legacy-kbr-helps-apollo-11-make-history to read more.