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NASA continues Lockheed Martin Engineering Contract

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2001

NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston will exercise a $68 million level-of-effort option to continue its Science, Engineering, Analysis, and Test contract with Lockheed Martin Space Operations Co. of Houston. The option period begins Oct. 1, 2001. Provisions include additional work through the end of 2003.

This type of option makes available up to 2.1 million hours to be used as authorized in the accomplishment of contract requirements.

The initial contract, worth $1.7 billion over 10 years, was awarded through the competitive procurement process and was effective Jan. 1, 1994. It included a five-year base effort and renewal options for an additional five years, extending to Dec. 31, 2003. The $68 million is part of the renewal options.

The work will be done at Johnson Space Center and at Lockheed Martin's Houston facility and includes engineering, scientific, and technical support to research and development laboratories and projects.

The contract also provides analytical support to the design, development, and operations of projects; engineering, maintenance, and operations support for research and development facilities; systems engineering, programming, and operations support of automatic data processing equipment and networks; design, development, and operations support of payloads and flight hardware; technical support to flight crew training for payloads and spacewalks and furnishing equipment and systems associated with that work.

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