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Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Oct. 2, 2006
NASA Awards Space Program Operations Contract
NASA has awarded a letter contract valued at $1.1 billion for the first six months to United Space Alliance (USA), LLC, of Houston. When definitized, it will result in a four-year contract through Sept. 30, 2010, to cover Space Shuttle Program operations.

Efforts under the Space Program Operations Contract include work and support for mission design and planning; software development and integration; astronaut and flight controller training; system integration; flight operations; vehicle processing, launch and recovery; vehicle sustaining engineering; flight crew equipment processing; and Space Shuttle and International Space Station-related support to the Constellation Program. It is a cost reimbursement contract, with provisions for award and performance fees.

Work in support of this contract is performed at USA's facilities in Houston; Huntsville, Ala.; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; major subcontractor facilities in Huntington Beach, Calif.; Houston; and Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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