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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

November 5, 2003
NASA Awards Space Station Mission Integration Contract
NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $145.1 million for support of International Space Station mission integration services to Barrios Technology, Inc. of Houston.

The International Space Station Mission Integration Contract is among contracts being awarded as part of a restructuring of Station contracts seeking to consolidate work, increase efficiency, increase accountability, and transition the program's contract strategy from development and construction of hardware to orbital operations.

Work under the contract will provide products and services that support mission planning, mission integration, mission operations, international partner integration, and Russian language and logistics services.

The basic period of the cost-plus-award-fee contract is four years and nine months, with an estimated value of $99.9 million. Two one-year extension options to the basic period are available and would bring the total contract value to $145.1 million.

Tech Trans International, Inc., of Houston will be a major subcontractor. Work on the contract will be performed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and its immediate surrounding areas, and other locations inside and outside the United States.

More information about the Space Station contract strategy, including a complete background and history, is available on the Internet at:


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