ILC Dover may build new NASA space suits


Friday, December 19th 2008, 12:36 pm
By: News 9


FREDERICA, Del. (AP) -- ILC Dover is getting another shot at designing a new generation of space suits for NASA.
   Oceaneering International of Houston was originally chosen for the contract to design the Extra Vehicular Activity space suits for NASA voyages to the International Space Station and the moon. However, the contract has been voided, and NASA spokesman Grey Hautaluoma says ILC, it's partner Hamilton Sundstrand of Windsor Locks, Conn., and Oceaneering plan to team up on the project.
   The space agency is waiting for details about how the companies plan to work together on the project. ILC spokesman Douglas Durney says it's too soon to know what responsibilities the company will have in the design process.
   The 400-employee company has been making space suits for 40 years.