Press Release

NASA Extends Lockheed Martin Mission Support Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
September 14, 2006
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NASA Extends Lockheed Martin Mission Support Contract

NASA has awarded a potential five-year, $448.86 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin Space Operations Co., Houston, for space shuttle and International Space Station mission operations support work.

This action extends the original Mission Support Operations Contract awarded Sept. 30, 2003, that expires in October 2006. The two-year extension, valued at $179,217,545, begins October 2006 and continues through September 2008. Three pre-priced, one-year options could continue the contract to September 2011, amounting to $448,863,617 for the full five-year extension.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin and its subcontractors perform space operations and data services support work for space shuttle missions and International Space Station expeditions. They provide mission operations and planning ground systems for the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, the Houston Support Room/Backup Command and Control Center in Russia and an Integrated Planning System.

The contract’s extension ensures continued space operations services to NASA during critical International Space Station assembly work and while the agency transitions its efforts to support future exploration operations.

Including the original contract’s value and the potential five-year extension, the full value of the cost-plus-award-fee contract now is $693,173,658.

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