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January 31, 2011

Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington

Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center, Houston


NASA Extends Aircraft Maintenance Contract

HOUSTON - NASA will exercise a one-year extension option for a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support. The extension is valued at $54 million.

The aircraft supported are operated at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston; NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.; and NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The aircraft are used for astronaut crew training and NASA flight research. Work under the contract is performed at Johnson, Dryden and Langley, as well as NASA facilities in El Paso, Texas.

The Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Program contract provides for the continuity of services for flight line, intermediate and depot level maintenance, repairs, modifications and engineering support on aircraft.

The option exercised on the cost-plus-award-fee contract begins March 1 and will continue through Feb. 29, 2012. Qualified Technical Services, Inc. of Houston is a subcontractor for the work.

The base contract, valued at $104.8 million, began Sept. 1, 2009.

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