A firm tucked away in the cornfields of Frederica, Del., has played a key role in U.S. space exploration.

For decades every accomplishment made in the US space program included a contribution from ILC Dover. When the space shuttle program ended, some wondered if that would end the connection with ILC and outer space. While ILC does have a long list of space accomplishments, they are prepared for the next step. - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/first/2013/06/27/first-for-friday-june-28-2013/#sthash.nWmjGXgu.dpuf
For decades every accomplishment made in the US space program included a contribution from ILC Dover. When the space shuttle program ended, some wondered if that would end the connection with ILC and outer space. While ILC does have a long list of space accomplishments, they are prepared for the next step. - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/first/2013/06/27/first-for-friday-june-28-2013/#sthash.nWmjGXgu.dpuf

That legacy is set to continue.

For decades, every accomplishment made in the U.S. space program included a contribution from ILC Dover. When the space program ended, some wondered if that would end the connection with ILC and outer space, but NASA has awarded an 18-month contract to ILC Dover to design, manufacture and test the next generation of the space agency's spacesuits.