Lockheed Martin Space
Operations (LMSO) has won a NASA contract to support cargo mission services
for the International Space Station (ISS). The potential value of this
contract to Lockheed Martin is about $165 million.

Work under the contract will include planning, preparation and integration
of cargo slated for transport to and from the International Space Station. In
addition, if options under the contract are exercised, Lockheed Martin would
also provide stowage integration services to the Space Shuttle Program, NASA
prepacked-cargo processing for the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle and NASA
prepacked-cargo processing for the European Automated Transfer Vehicle, which
are planned to provide future logistics support to the ISS.

“Lockheed Martin has been a partner with NASA since the beginning of human
spaceflight,” said Jay Honeycutt, president Lockheed Martin Space Operations.
“We support both the space station and space shuttle programs under existing
contracts and look forward to expanding our role on the International Space
Station program to help NASA and its international partners fully exploit the
unique capabilities of the space station in the coming years.”

The basic period of the cost-plus-award-fee contract is four years and
nine months, with an estimated value of $108.5 million. Two one-year extension
options to the basic period are available and would bring the total contract
value to $165.8 million.

Work on the contract will be performed mainly at NASA’s Johnson Space
Center in Houston and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Major
subcontractors include United Space Alliance of Houston, Teledyne Brown
Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., and Bastion Technologies of Houston.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000
people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design,
development, manufacture, and integration of advanced technology systems,
products, and services. The corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion.