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October 8, 2002

Dwayne C. Brown
Headquarters, Washington

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Release: #C02-DD

NASA Awards Contract to Boeing

NASA has awarded Boeing Space and Communications Group, Houston, a $201.5 million contract to perform payload-engineering integration, mission integration and payload operations work for the International Space Station (ISS).

The new ISS Payload Integration Contract (IPIC) consolidates station payload work under a single contract that had previously been performed by Boeing under two contracts. Work under the contract will be performed at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

The IPIC is a cost-plus-award-fee contract that extends through Sept. 30, 2004, and includes a one-year extension option for fiscal year 2005.


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