NASA Extends Space Station Cargo Integration Contract



August 26, 2009

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0602
katherine.trinidad@xxxxxxxx

Josh Byerly
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
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CONTRACT RELEASE: C09-038

NASA EXTENDS SPACE STATION CARGO INTEGRATION CONTRACT

HOUSTON -- NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc.
in
Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $33 million to
provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the
International Space Station.

Lockheed Martin has held the station's cargo mission contract since
January 2004. The one-year extension will bring the total value of
the contract to $381 million.

The contract provides cargo packing for delivery to and from the
space
station, consisting of pressurized and unpressurized science and
logistics carriers, assembly hardware and crew support. Other
contract services include determining the most efficient way to pack
cargo, verifying the adequacy of the integrated carriers, packing the
pressurized cargo into sub-carriers and returning the cargo to
providers once it returns to Earth. The contract also provides
sustaining engineering for NASA carriers.

The extension begins Oct. 1, 2009. It is the second of two such
options provided for in the original contract.

Major subcontractors include Astrium GmbH in Bremen, Germany; Bastion
Technologies Inc. in Houston; BAE Systems in Fayetteville, Ga.;
Futron Corporation in Bethesda, Md.; LZ Technology Inc. in Alvin,
Texas; MEI Technologies, Inc. in Houston; Oceaneering Space Systems
in Houston, Rothe Enterprises, Inc. in San Antonio; SPACEHAB Inc. in
Houston; System Studies and Simulation, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.;
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.; and United
Space Alliance, LLC in Houston. The work will be performed at NASA's
Johnson Space Center in Houston and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

For more information about the space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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