Computer Science Corp. (CSC) of Ft. Worth, Texas, received a follow-on contract worth up to $163 million to continue supporting NASA aircraft used for astronaut training and flight research, the U.S. space agency said Aug. 25.

Work to be done under the Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Program includes maintenance, repairs, modifications and engineering support for NASA aircraft based at Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field in Houston and facilities in El Paso, Texas; NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

The follow-on contract continues services provided by CSC, under a previous contract that ran from March 2004 though Aug. 31, 2009. The new contract begins Sept. 1 and continues through Feb. 28, 2010. Two one-year options could extend the contract through February 2012.