NASA Extends Contract For Last Two Missions

September 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

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