NASA extends Space Station cargo delivery contract

  • 03-Sep-2009 02:49 EDT

NASA awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston, TX, 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 subcarriers, and returning the cargo to providers once it returns to Earth.

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