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

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

October 10, 2003
NASA Modifies Space Flight Operations Contract
NASA has modified the Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) with United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston for work in support of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs.

The contract modification is for the fiscal year 2004 Program Provisioning Task List, a modification negotiated annually to cover special and unique studies, analyses or tasks. This modification does not include Return to Flight efforts. It requires USA to perform several tasks involving Space Shuttle Orbiter and Solid Rocket Booster modification, infrastructure and launch pad refurbishment at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and flight operations in support of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs. This effort is cost-reimbursable with award fee. The modification is valued at $49 million including options. The basic effort is valued at $45 million, bringing the total value of the SFOC to $12.8 billion.

The work will be performed principally at USA's facilities in Houston; Huntsville, Ala.; the Kennedy Space Center; and the major subcontractors' facilities in Huntington Beach, Calif.; Houston; and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For information about NASA on the Internet, visit:


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