When the voice on the phone said they were calling from NASA in Florida, Noise Solution Inc. (NSI) President Rod MacDonald thought someone was playing a joke on him.
It wasn’t a joke. It was March of 1999 and the United Space Alliance (the prime contractor for NASA owned by Lockheed Martin and Boeing) had been surfing the web for firms that could handle a major noise problem it was having with the huge crawlers that transport space shuttles to the launch pad.
Rod MacDonald remembers that fateful day back in 1999 when the spacemen called. No, not little green Martians. When MacDonald picked up the phone at Calgary-based Noise Solutions Inc. it was an engineer from the Kennedy Space Centre on the line.