Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office

Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters Washington

November 10, 2008
RELEASE : 08-057
NASA Awards Contract for Space Flight Systems Development and Operations
CLEVELAND -- NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has awarded a contract to ZIN Technologies, Inc., of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, for the definition, design, fabrication, assembly, integration, test and operation of a broad array of space flight projects. These projects are particularly in the Exploration Technology Development and Human Research Programs.

The total value of the cost plus incentive fee, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, including a three-year base period of performance and two one-year options, is approximately $94.5 million. The contract is scheduled to begin this month.

ZIN Technologies, Inc., will perform unique International Space Station flight investigations in the physical sciences, advanced technology development and flight investigations for human research. Other investigations include advanced technology development and demonstrations in power, in-space propulsion, space communications, lunar surface and in-situ resource applications, spacecraft fire safety, and energy storage and distribution.

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