NASA Extends Contract For Last Two MissionsSeptember 3, 2010 at 9:42 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Source: Aviation Week
HOUSTON — United Space Alliance of Houston has received a $909.6 million contract extension from NASA for shuttle and International Space Station support activities in four states from Oct. 1 through March 30, 2011.
The base contract, awarded in 2007 with several ensuing modifications, is valued at $6.6 billion, according to Kylie Clem, a spokeswoman at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
The extension will support the shuttle program’s final scheduled missions, STS-133, slated to launch Nov. 1, and STS-134, which is set for Feb. 28. The 11-day STS-133 and 13-day STS-134 missions will deliver supplies, spare parts and a major astronomical observatory, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, to the space station…more