July 7, 1998
Headquarters, Washington DC
John Ira Petty
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
NASA Awards More Shuttle Work to USA
NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, has modified its contract with United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston to include more than $900 million in work on the Space Shuttle's solid rocket booster and other shuttle elements.
USA is the prime contractor for the space shuttle fleet operations. This $919.5 million cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract modification includes work previously performed under three separate NASA contracts: work on the boosters performed by USBI at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; design and production of primary shuttle avionics software by Lockheed Martin in Houston; and processing of flight crew equipment, including space suits, personal equipment and tools, performed by Boeing Aerospace Operations in Houston.
The new work comes under Phase 2 of NASA's space flight operations contract with USA. Under Phase 1 of the contract, NASA consolidated operations of 12 separate contracts under USA. Phase 2 will consolidate an additional 16 contracts as part of a continuing NASA effort to transfer day-to-day shuttle operations from government employees to private companies.
The performance period under Phase 2 runs through Sept. 30, 2002.
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