In this image are just a few of the tools, payloads, and experiments that the Engineering Services Contract develops for NASA. Photo Credit: Alan Walters /

ESC Empowers Part 3: Payloads & Space Life Sciences

By Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – David Reed is a soft-spoken man with a passion for science. This much became obvious while AmericaSpace spoke with him at the Space Life Sciences Lab (SLSL) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—where Reed is the payload engineering lead for the Engineering Services Contract (ESC)—located in Florida. Reed has worked at Kennedy for about 16 years and is currently helping to develop scientific payloads that journey to the International Space Station.

Reed spoke at length about the assistance that the ESC contributed to the space shuttle program, as well as what projects are currently underway to help crews stationed on the International Space Station (ISS) to accomplish their complex and varied missions.

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