By Vince Devlin
S&K Global Solutions LLC will soon announce it has been awarded a federal contract worth as much as $50 million to “consolidate contractor support into an integrated infrastructure approach” for the Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Or, as Mike Monahan, vice president for S&K Global business development, put it, “We’ll help the directorate put robots in space.”
NASA will deal with the robotics as it moves away from manned spaceflight, Monahan emphasized. The company he works for, which is owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, will provide the expertise for putting NASA scientists and engineers on the same page when it comes to using common infrastructure, common processes and common tools.