The Honeywell facility in Glendale is working on constructing parts for a NASA spacecraft for an upcoming mission to the moon.
Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Honeywell International Inc., a North Carolina-based conglomerate that produces consumer and commercial products, to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mike Elias, General Manager for Space Business at Honeywell said all the design work for the project was done at the Glendale facility. At one time, there were nearly 800 people there working not he project.
"Today we are part of this generation that is developing this product that people... our kids and grandkids and great great-grandkids will be talking about their ancestors that worked on this particular endeavor," Elias said.
The fleet will be part of the upcoming Artemis missions, which will bring humans back to the moon for the first time since the Apollo program ended in 1972.
The contract to supply key components will be managed and performed out of the Honeywell Aerospace facility in Clearwater, Florida. Work will also be conducted at the company’s facilities in Puerto Rico.
"They have goosebumps thinking that they're part of this mission," Elias said. "It's the ability to go and discover what we didn't discover before and get back to the leadership of space."