Press Release

NASA Modifies Mission Operations Support Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
June 27, 2009
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WASHINGTON — NASA has awarded a $37.2 million contract modification to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide additional user application software development and maintenance as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract, or FDOC.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides support for the hardware, software, data and displays used to train for and execute human spaceflight missions. The contract provides consolidated systems services development and operations support within the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and backup control centers for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Constellation programs.

This modification is associated with the recently developed Next Generation Space Station Training Facility Part-Task Trainer and will provide for the support of 8.2 million lines of additional user application software code, and maintenance and operations for the simulators. The majority of the work will take place at or near Johnson.

The contract base period began Jan. 1, 2009, and continues through Sept. 30, 2012. The contract modification includes two one-year extension options valued at $8.7 million and $8.9 million respectively. Exercising both options would extend the contract through Sept. 30, 2014, and increase the total contract modification value to $54.8 million.

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