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August 2, 2002

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: #C02-W

NASA Exercises Space Flight Operations Contract Option

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, has exercised an existing option under the Space Flight Operations Contract in support of the Space Shuttle Program. This two-year option extends the contract period of performance through September 30, 2004.

The effort under this contract entails the provision of space flight operations including all work necessary and appropriate to support scheduled missions pursuant to the mission profile for the two-year option period. This effort is performed under a cost reimbursement contract, with award fee, incentive fee and performance fees. The effort is awarded at an estimated total cost and fee of $2.844 billion.

The contractor for this effort is United Space Alliance, LLC, Houston. The principle places of performance are the contractor's facilities in Houston, Huntsville, Ala., NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and the major subcontractor's facilities in Huntington Beach, Calif., Houston, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.


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