Astronaut Lands in Bristol Pennsylvania: Loren Shriver, Three-time Shuttle Astronaut Presents USA Space Shuttle Supplier Certificate of Appreciation to DUNMORE Corp.

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DUNMORE Corporation, a leading manufacturer of engineered films, was recognized by United Space Alliance (USA) for supplying thermal protection materials critical to NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Loren Shriver, three-time Space Shuttle astronaut, Vice-President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at United Space Alliance presented the Space Shuttle Supplier Certificate of Appreciate to DUNMORE.

Three-time shuttle astronaut Loren Shriver (left) presents USA Space Shuttle Supplier Certificate of Appreciation to DUNMORE Corporation's President/CEO Matt Sullivan (right).

Three-time shuttle astronaut Loren Shriver (left) presents USA Space Shuttle Supplier Certificate of Appreciation to DUNMORE Corporation's President/CEO Matt Sullivan (right).

Space Shuttle Astronaut Loren Shriver said, "DUNMORE’s material provides protection for avionics and components that are critical for operations and has to work right for our mission to be successful. It’s even more important when you’re the cargo!"

DUNMORE Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty films, received recognition from United Space Alliance (USA) for supplying thermal protection materials used in multi-layer insulation blankets for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The prestigious USA Certificate of Appreciation is one of only forty distributed this year to suppliers of Space Shuttle components. Three-time Space Shuttle Astronaut Loren Shriver visited DUNMORE on April 21, 2010 to present the Certificate of Appreciation from USA. Shriver is USA’s Vice-President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. Shriver adds this perspective, “DUNMORE’s material provides protection for avionics and components that are critical for operations and has to work right for our mission to be successful.” Shriver continues, “It’s even more important when you’re the cargo!”

Gary Henderson, Supplier Relations at USA thanks DUNMORE for its support over the past ten plus years as a supplier and elaborates on the importance of product quality, “We’re in a business that has absolutely no margin of error. On behalf of the crew members and the American taxpayers everything has to work exactly as it’s designed to work.”

USA was formed in 1996 to meet the consolidation requirements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Space Shuttle Program. Since then, USA has been the prime contractor for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The company is co-owned by Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Boeing Company and is responsible for all space flight operations from the day-to-day construction and training to the mission planning and execution.

DUNMORE has been supplying multilayer insulation material to the aerospace industry for over twenty-five years. The highly technical product base of over 400 certified products is a source of pride for DUNMORE Corporation and receiving this recognition from an esteemed company like USA is a proud moment for all DUNMORE associates.

DUNMORE’s thermal protection materials are designed to protect instrumentation from the harsh environment of space. On earth, solar radiation is filtered through the atmosphere. In space, everything is exposed to the sun’s radiation. DUNMORE multi-layer insulation (MLI) effectively protects against thermal radiation by reflecting absorbed radiation back into space so that it is not absorbed by the instrumentation or shuttle components.

About DUNMORE
DUNMORE Corporation, with operations in Bristol PA, Brewster NY, and Freiburg, Germany provides custom coating, metallizing and laminating solutions around the globe and beyond.
Complimenting DUNMORE’s Aerospace portfolio of products, DUNMORE’s technical expertise is engineered into the design and manufacture of over 3,500 coated, metallized and laminated film substrates for a variety of industries such as photovoltaic, aeronautics, insulation, security and specialty surfacing films. For complete information on DUNMORE’s products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE’s website: http://www.dummore.com/.

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