NASA Negotiates Six One-Month Options With United Space Alliance

HOUSTON — NASA has incorporated six, one-month content adjustments that provide options for continuation of services to support fly-out of the space shuttle manifest beyond Thursday, March 31. If all options are exercised, this extension to the Space Program Operations Contract with United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston is valued at $436,480,084. NASA plans to exercise four, one-month options to support the current shuttle manifest.

The contract covers work and support for mission design and planning; software development and integration; astronaut and flight controller training; system integration; flight operations; vehicle processing, launch and recovery; vehicle sustaining engineering; flight crew equipment processing; and space shuttle and International Space Station-related support to the Constellation Program. The contract is a cost reimbursement contract, with provisions for award and performance fees.

Work in support of this contract is performed at USA’s facilities in Houston; Huntsville, Ala.; NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; major subcontractor facilities in Huntington Beach, Calif.; Houston; and Cape Canaveral, Fla. Significant subcontractors include Barrios Technology of Houston; Bastion Technologies Inc. of Houston; Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems of Newtown, Pa.; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, Calif.; and The Boeing Company of Houston.