Updated:2006-09-21 17:15:13
NASA Awards $16M Liquid Nitrogen Contact
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA on Thursday awarded a $16 million contract to industrial gas supplier Air Products and Chemicals Inc., to install a plant to produce liquid nitrogen for the National Transonic Facility, a cryogenic wind tunnel located at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

The Allentown, Pa.-based company will provide a project capable of annually delivering 50,000 tons of liquid nitrogen. Contract services for the two-year pact include all materials, labor, engineering services, inspection, testing, documentation and training.

Shares of Air Products and Chemicals fell $2.39, or about 3.6 percent, to close at $64.88 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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