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December 23, 1997

Beth Schmid
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

John Lawrence
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: C97-v


A $42.86 million, two and one-half year contract has been awarded to SPACEHAB, Inc., Vienna, VA, by NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston.

SPACEHAB will perform research and logistics mission support in the NASA Payload Processing Facility at Cape Canaveral, FL. The total awarded price of the contract, inclusive of all options, is $60.72 million and is anticipated to extend for approximately three years.

The basic contract is for the lease of the SPACEHAB modules, and for integration and operations services supporting the Space Shuttle program for three missions. The contract also covers four options involving varying module types to be leased for an additional mission. It is a follow-on contract to the SPACEHAB Phase One contract, which involves services in support of the Shuttle/Mir program. The new contract will provide logistical support to the International Space Station, and both NASA and commercial science experiments.


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