NASA Extends Contract For Mission, Crew Operations Support
WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired.
The one-year extension exercises an option on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract, which covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution.
This includes support to mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training and real-time mission execution. The initial period of the contract is from Nov. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, 2011. The extension will be effective from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012.
The cost-plus-award-fee contract's initial value was $207 million. The extension will increase its total value to $373 million.
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