WASHINGTON — NASA will exercise the first of two one-year options on a three-year contract to Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. of Houston, for facility operations and support at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston manages the facility.

This option is worth $61.1 million and brings the total contract amount to date to $244 million. The initial value of the contract was $182.6 million. If all options are exercised, the contract’s total value will be $305.2 million. The hybrid, cost-plus award fee, fixed-price, and indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract began May 1, 2006. This action extends the contract through April 30, 2010.

Enterprise Advisory Services will provide non-mission services, including facility construction, environmental services and operations, of NASA’s White Sands Space Harbor. The company also will support testing at White Sands to verify and improve spaceflight systems, capabilities and materials, and to ensure the safety of human spaceflight.

For information about NASA’s White Sands Test Facility, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf