WASHINGTON — NASA picked up a one-year, $120 million option on Tullahoma, Tennessee-based Jacobs Technology’s Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation contract at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the agency announced in an Aug. 18 press release. 

The option begins Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 2, 2015, NASA said.

Jacobs won the contract in 2012. Including the two-year base period and three one-year options — one of which has now been exercised — the total potential value of the deal is $600 million.

Under the contract, Jacobs provides engineers, scientists, technicians and other personnel for Marshall’s Engineering Directorate; Space Launch System Program Office; Science and Technology Office; Flight Programs and Partnerships Office; and future programs, projects and other offices, according to NASA.

Dan Leone is a SpaceNews staff writer, covering NASA, NOAA and a growing number of entrepreneurial space companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications from the American University in Washington.