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March 4, 2013
RELEASE C13-015
NASA Awards Human Health and Performance Contract

WASHINGTON - NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories Inc. of Houston to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The contract begins May 1 and has a maximum potential value of $1.76 billion. This indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-award-fee task orders has a five-year base period and two option periods that could extend the contract through 2023.

The new Human Health and Performance contract will support many NASA programs and offices including the International Space Station, Orion, Advanced Exploration Systems, Space Technology Mission Directorate, Human Research Program and Commercial Crew and Cargo programs.

Services provided under this contract include fundamental and applied biomedical research; biotechnology development; operational space medicine; occupational health and medicine; and management of clinical, biomedical, space food and environmental laboratories. The contractor also will support behavioral sciences; human factors engineering; spacecraft environment monitoring and management; biomedical engineering; biomedical flight hardware requirements, design, fabrication, testing and operation; and payload and hardware integration with the International Space Station.

Lockheed Martin Services Inc., of Gaithersburg, Md., is a subcontractor. Services will be performed at Johnson and Wyle facilities.

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

William Jeffs
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
william.p.jeffs@nasa.gov

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