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Al Feinberg
Headquarters, Washington
Phone: 202/358-4504)

Lanee Cooksey
Stennis Space Center
(Phone: 228/688-3341)

May 13, 2003
NASA Space Center Awards Test Operations Contract
NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), Miss., today announced the award of a six-year, cost-plus-award-fee contract to Sverdrup Technology, Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. The contract is to support propulsion test operations at SSC and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Ala.

The contract has a total estimated value of $126 million. It includes $41 million for a two-year base period and $85 million for two, two-year priced option periods.

Sverdrup Technology will provide technical and management services in support of propulsion test operations at SSC and MFSC, including the Space Shuttle Main Engine program. The major elements of the contract include administering an integrated contract team for safe, environmentally compliant test activities; test and engineering core capabilities; and test project implementation.

Other members of the Sverdrup Technology team include ERC Incorporated of Huntsville, Ala., and Smith Research Corporation of Baton Rouge, La.

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