Space Station Materials Jefferson

Space Station Freedom was a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project that, although it was never brought to fruition as such, evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). NASA began developing Freedom in the early 1980s and the project was announced in then-President Ronald Wilson Reagan's 1984 State of the Union address. Many of the design components of Freedom were later incorporated into the ISS. Brad Jefferson worked as a contractor on the Space Station Freedom project at NASA headquarters beginning in 1984, and later with the Grumman Integration Team at the project's headquarters in Reston, Virginia.