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Marshall Space Flight Center, AL

NASA Space Launch System Test Stands

The launch of Artemis I in 2016 was the first in a series of complex space missions focused on robotic explorations of the moon and Mars—and Brasfield & Gorrie played a key role in the event. This award-winning project involved construction of two large steel stands at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for testing the fuel tanks and other key hardware for NASA’s new Space Launch System.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Project Stats

7,216 cubic yards of concrete foundations
4,537 tons of structural steel


National ABC Excellence in Construction Award
ABC Alabama Excellence in Construction Award
ABC North Alabama Excellence in Construction Award
Business Alabama Project of the Year
ENR Best of the Best
ENR Southeast Regional Best Projects- Government/Public Buildings
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District Quarterly Celebrate Safety Award

"Despite the extreme complexity of the project, the Brasfield & Gorrie project management team performed very well to overcome numerous impacts that could have resulted in a failed project. "

USACE Contracting Officer


“Your implementation of the program has been determined to be outstanding… your efforts appear to be very aggressive in complying with both the letter and the spirit of the Small Business Program.” [Speaking about Brasfield & Gorrie’s small business subcontracting on the NASA SLS Test Stand.]

USACE Chief, Small Business Office