Press Release

NASA Exercises Two Space Station Contract Options

By SpaceRef Editor
June 8, 2005
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NASA Exercises Two Space Station Contract Options

NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston has exercised two contract options with The Boeing Company for continued work on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station. The options are valued at $316 million.

The options were exercised on the International Space Station Program United States On-Orbit Segment (USOS) Acceptance and Vehicle Sustaining Engineering Contract. The contract value for option No. 1 is approximately $158 million and the value for Option No. 2 is approximately $159 million; increasing the total contract value to $12.6 billion and extending the period of performance by an additional year to Sept. 30, 2007.

The completion form, cost-plus-award-fee contract was initially awarded in 1993 and extended last year.

Boeing will continue to provide delivery and on-orbit acceptance of U.S. components for the Space Station; sustaining engineering of USOS hardware and software, hardware and software provided to International Space Station partners; post-production support of USOS hardware and hardware provided to international partners and participants; and Space Station end-to-end subsystem management for most of the Station’s subsystems including electrical, electronic and electromechanical parts.

The contract includes work at JSC; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.; immediate areas surrounding those centers; and work at other locations in and outside the U.S.

SpaceRef staff editor.