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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Dec. 16, 2004
NASA Increases Value of Cargo Mission Contract
NASA has modified the Cargo Mission Contract. The agency added $62.5 million to include unpressurized payload bay cargo carriers on three future Space Shuttle missions, two of which also include a pressurized Spacehab module.

The unpressurized Integrated Cargo Carriers have been added to Shuttle missions STS-121, STS-116 and STS-118. STS-116 and STS-118 also added pressurized Spacehab Logistics Single Modules. This is additional work within the scope of the existing Cargo Mission Contract. That contract was awarded Nov. 5, 2003. Lockheed-Martin Space Operations and its subcontractors, Teledyne Brown Engineering and Spacehab, Inc, hold the contract.

The contract calls for services for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Services include mission planning; cargo coordination; stowage integration; analytical integration; physical processing; decals, placards and graphics; on-orbit operations; sustaining engineering and management; integration of commercial cargo carriers and services.

The modification adds $62.5 million to the completion form, cost plus award fee contract. The result is a new estimated total cost and award fee of the contract of approximately $164 million. Work in support of this modification will be performed at, and in vicinity of, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, and Kennedy Space Center, Fla. For information about NASA and agency programs on the Internet, visit:


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