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Barbara Schwartz August 17, 1993

RELEASE: 93-064

IBM RECEIVES SHUTTLE AVIONICS SOFTWARE CONTRACT EXTENSION

NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has awarded the Space Shuttle Orbiter Avionics Software contract to IBM Corp., Houston. The contract is for the development and maintenance of the primary avionics support software, tool development and maintenance and certification of primary flight software.

This contract is a 10-year continuation of work currently performed by IBM. The total estimated cost and fee of the 10-year effort is $357.7 million, divided into a 2-year base contract period beginning July 1, 1993, with two 2-year option periods and one 4-year option period.

IBM employs 270 workers to support this effort on-site at JSC.

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