Jerry Berg

Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

(Phone: 256/544-6540)

RELEASE: c00-l

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, has
selected Hernandez Engineering, Inc. of Houston, TX, for a
contract to provide mission services to Marshall’s Safety and
Mission Assurance Office.

The one-year cost-reimbursement contract is valued at
$6,793,973, with four one-year priced options, for a total
possible contract value of $35,895,684. The Marshall Center*s
Safety and Mission Assurance Office is responsible for
assuring the safety and mission assurance of all Marshall
programs and projects.

The contracted services include management, personnel,
equipment and supplies required to provide mission services
associated with the planning, implementation and direction of
safety, reliability, maintainability and quality assurance
programs at Marshall.

The effort also involves activities at Stanford University,
Stanford, CA, on the Gravity Probe B space experiment to test
Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. Marshall is NASA’s
lead Center for development of space transportation and
propulsion systems. New technologies are being explored to
make space more accessible by reducing the cost of launching
space vehicles while improving flight safety.

Marshall is also NASA’s leader in microgravity research *
conducting unique scientific studies in the near-
weightlessness of space to improve life on Earth.