The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) is pleased one of its members, Futuramic Tool & Engineering (Futuramic), was recognized yesterday by Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton as “being on the front lines of a manufacturing renaissance in America.” Futuramic has been in business for more than 60 years and is emblematic of the retooling and refocusing of Detroit-area manufacturing. This small business was almost entirely focused on the auto industry prior to 2001, and now has transitioned to a 95 percent focus on aerospace. Futuramic is one of the most active small businesses supporting NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion crew capsule that will soon take humans deep into space. Clinton referenced Futuramic’s role in the manufacturing of SLS stating the rocket was “being built to go from Macomb (Michigan) to Mars.”

“Yesterday’s event makes clear that the importance, value and inspiration of space exploration are part of the national conversation,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, executive director of the Coalition. “We were pleased to see our valued member Futuramic, a small manufacturing business, recognized for its commitment to manufacturing in the U.S. and to the exploration of deep space.”

About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of space industry businesses and advocacy groups focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration and space science with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a long-term, sustainable, strategic direction for our nation’s space program.