Press Release

Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, Space Vehicle Mockup Facility Contract Awarded

By SpaceRef Editor
February 7, 2003
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NASA today awarded a contract with a potential total
value of $78.97 million to support activities at the Johnson
Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle
Mockup Facility to Raytheon Technical Services of Houston.

The two-year base period for the contract is valued at $32.9
million with three one-year options valued at a total of
$46.07 million.

The NBL/SVMF Operations Contract will support the
Extravehicular Activities (spacewalk) Office, operating,
maintaining and providing sustaining engineering for these
facilities. The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory is used to
support astronaut training for spacewalks using underwater
mockups and pressurized suits to simulate the weightless
environment of space. Full-scale mockups in the Space Vehicle
Mockup Facility are used to train astronauts for spaceflight.

The principle place of performance of work under this
contract is at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

SpaceRef staff editor.