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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington                              
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William Jeffs
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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william.p.jeffs@nasa.gov
July 23, 2009
 
RELEASE : C09-036
 
 
NASA Extends Bioastronautics Contract with Wyle
 
 
HOUSTON -- NASA has exercised a $201 million second option on a contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Space Life Sciences Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The option extends the contract to April 30, 2013.

Under the bioastronautics contract, Wyle's work supports the International Space Station, space shuttle, Constellation and Human Research Programs. Wyle maintains readiness of Space Life Sciences facilities and laboratories.

Wyle provides services for program integration; habitability and environmental factors; human adaptation and countermeasures; space medicine; flight hardware development and human research activities. Option 2 is a continuation of previous work with the exception that the space shuttle will be retired and no longer supported.

The majority of the work is performed at Johnson. Work also is performed at launch and landing sites in the United States and Russia, as well as at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow.

The contract's base period was from May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2008. Exercising Option 1 in July 2007 extended the contract to April 30, 2011. The base period and Option 1 have a combined value of $775 million. Exercising Option 2 brings the total potential value of the contract to $976 million.

Major subcontractors include Barrios Technology, Bastion Technologies, Easi, Muniz Engineering and Lockheed Martin, all in Houston; Futron of Bethesda, Md.; and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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