Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington     
Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
Sep. 27, 2010
NASA Extends Space Station Cargo Mission Services Contract
WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded a $13 million, six-month extension for International Space Station cargo mission services to Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Houston.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is responsible for launch integration, ground processing, on-orbit operation analysis, and cargo returned from the space station in both pressurized and unpressurized carriers.

The work includes managing, planning, supporting, processing and analyzing NASA cargo for safe delivery and return on NASA's space shuttles, the Russian Space Agency's Soyuz and Progress vehicles, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicles and the European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicles. Additional tasks include performing sustaining engineering, and cargo labeling.

The extension brings the total value of the cost-plus-award-fee, fixed-price cargo mission services contract, originally awarded Nov. 5, 2003, to $405 million, and funds the work through March 31, 2011.

Work on the contract is performed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and its immediate surrounding areas, and other locations inside and outside the United States. Major subcontractors include United Space Alliance of Houston, Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., and Bastion Technologies of Houston.

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