Space exploration is good for American jobs
Original Article From The Hill
Posted: February 05, 2018
Over 250 of America’s leading innovative companies will descend on Capitol Hill next week. These “suppliers” for the Space Launch System Rocket and Orion Spacecraft U.S. exploration programs will highlight how their work is helping drive U.S. innovation, creating thousands of high paying/hi tech jobs, and attracting the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics talent.
Innovation is known as taking things that already exist and putting them together in a new way. Located in the revitalized Detroit technology corridor, Futuramic Tool and Engineering is a small SLS supplier, which helped drive innovation in the auto industry. Now its 250 employees are now doing the same in space.
Futuramic Tool and Engineering is known for their Intertank Final Assembly Jig, one of the few tools that was saved and re-purposed at the end of the Space Shuttle Program. Futuramic designed and performed a significant rebuild of the Jig so it met the exacting dimensional requirements of the SLS. Futuramic also supplied all the drill jigs and Thrust Beam assembly tooling that is being used by NASA and Boeing to build the Intertank Assembly.
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