NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of
$165.8 million for support of International Space Station
(ISS) Cargo Mission services to Lockheed Martin Space
Operations of Houston.

The ISS Cargo Mission contract is among the contracts being
awarded as part of a restructuring of ISS contracts seeking
to consolidate work, increase efficiency, increase
accountability, and transition the program’s contract
strategy from development and construction of hardware to
orbital operations.

Work under the contract will provide services related to the
planning, preparation and conduct of cargo missions to the
International Space Station. The contract activities will
include: cargo mission planning, cargo coordination, stowage
integration, analytical integration, physical processing,
decals, placards, graphics, on-orbit operations, sustaining
engineering, management, and the integration of commercial
cargo carriers and services.

Options under the contract are available to 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.

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 at NASA’s Johnson
Space Center in Houston, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in
Florida and its immediate surrounding areas, and other
locations inside and outside the United States. Major
subcontractors include United Space Alliance of Houston,
Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., and Bastion
Technologies of Houston.

More information on the ISS contract strategy, including a
complete background and history, is available on the Internet