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NASA extends Mission Operations Support Contract with Lockheed Martin

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26 April 2013 – Washington, DC – NASA has announced that it has exercised a contract option with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Maryland to provide continued mission control systems services, development, maintenance and operations support as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract.

nasa-missionThe extension has a total estimated value of $166.8 million and extends the period of performance through Sept. 30, 2014. The total contract value has been increased to $1 billion.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide support for the hardware, software, data and displays systems used to train for and execute all human spaceflight missions supported by the Mission Operations Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The contract provides systems services support within the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility at Johnson, and at various backup control centers.

The majority of the work will take place at or near the Johnson Space Center. A significant subcontractor on this contract is Cimarron Software Services Inc. of Houston.

Created in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is America’s focal point for research, development and exploration of outer space.  For over 50 years, NASA has been leading the world in the development and usage of advanced program and project management.  Additional information about NASA and its programs can be found at www.nasa.gov.

Source: NASA