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NASA finalizes contract with United Space Alliance

Press Release From: United Space Alliance
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2003

NASA has settled negotiations that increase the value of a two-year extension of the Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) held by United Space Alliance, LLC, in Houston, by $59.91 million.

NASA's exercising of the two-year SFOC extension, which supports the Space Shuttle Program, was previously announced in August 2002 with negotiations continuing. This final agreement on price, terms, conditions and scope of work for the contract, through Sept. 30, 2004, brings the total value of the two-year contract extension to $2.90 billion.

The SFOC is NASA's prime contract for support of the Space Shuttle and provides operations services for the International Space Station. The effort under this contract entails the provision of space flight operations including all work necessary and appropriate to support scheduled space flight missions through the two-year period. This is a cost reimbursement contract with award fee, incentive fee and performance fees.

The principal places of performance of work under this contract are United Space Alliance facilities in Houston, Huntsville, Ala., the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; and major subcontractor facilities in Huntington Beach, Calif., Houston, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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