National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, received NASA’s prestigious Space Flight Awareness Award. Part of the NASA Awards and Recognition Program, it was presented to NTS in Washington, DC on October 23.
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Sarah Willis, Victor Alfano, Emily Turner, and Bruce Burger accept NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Award from Astronaut Jeanette Epps. (Photo: Business Wire)
The award comes on the heels of the company’s vital work on NASA’s Space Launch System Expedite program, which NTS developed and executed in collaboration with Boeing. Nominated by industry partners Boeing and Lockheed Martin, NTS was commended for its unwavering attention to technical excellence and project management, while providing accelerated test services for Orion, SLS, and EGS in support of NASA’s Artemis Program.
“We are honored to receive the prestigious Space Flight Awareness award from NASA,” said Rich Adams, CEO of NTS. “We have worked with NASA and our industry partners for decades to support America’s space program—and this award is a testament to the expertise and hard work of our extremely talented and dedicated workforce.” Adams continued.
Space Flight Awareness nominees must meet strict criteria. Suppliers must generate high-quality products, demonstrate excellent technical knowledge, and adhere to schedules based on a documented system that shows valid data in the areas of quality, schedule, and cost.
An Unsung Hero
In nominating NTS for the award, industry partners described NTS as “an unsung hero” in the space sector, championing the company’s excellence, quality and dedication to meticulous qualification and testing procedures:
“The qualification and testing of hardware for human-rated space flight systems is unique and extensive; and is a critical step in delivering to NASA the safest and most reliable systems for human space exploration. At Lockheed Martin, NTS is identified as one of only a select few approved vendors to test the flight hardware our suppliers are making for the Orion program.”
NTS joins a distinguished list of past NASA Space Flight Awareness winners, which includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Honeywell, and United Technologies.
About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the leading provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification services in North America, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. Since 1961, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence in the United States, offering more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, cryogenics, ordnance, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis, chemical, and other industry-specific tests. Operating through a network of more than 28 technologically advanced testing laboratories, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS is accredited by numerous national and international organizations and operates its inspection division under the Unitek brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS’ certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516.