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Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston

May 16, 2008
NASA Extends Space Station Contract With ARES Corp.
HOUSTON -- NASA Wednesday awarded ARES Corp. in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $25.7 million for services required to continue the development and operation of the International Space Station.

ARES Corp. has held the station's program integration and control contract since January 2004. The one-year extension brings the total value of the contract to $151.8 million. The extension, which begins Oct. 1, 2008, is the first of two such options provided for in the original contract.

ARES provides integrated vehicle performance and risk management, configuration and schedule management, information technology management, resource analysis, and cost estimating services.

Major subcontractors include Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barrios Technology, in Houston. For more information about the space station, visit:

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