NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will exercise a
$27.5 million option to continue its Extravehicular Mobility
Unit (EMU) Program contract with Hamilton Sundstrand Space
Systems International, Inc., Windsor Locks, Conn.

The original contract awarded through the competitive
procurement process in 1997 is worth $300 million over seven
years and included a four-year base effort with annual
renewal options for an additional three years through
September 2004. This action is part of the annual renewal

The contract work will be performed at Johnson and at
Hamilton Sundstrand’s Windsor Locks facility. It includes
responsibility for the successful performance of the
Extravehicular Mobility Units used for spacewalks outside the
Space Shuttle and International Space Station.

The contract includes program and business management;
engineering; design, development, certification, production
and enhancement of the suits and other spacewalk-related
hardware. Also included in the contract are the assured EMU
availability program; field activities; safety; mission
assurance; reliability and quality assurance programs.

Hamilton Sundstrand also supports the Space Shuttle and ISS
Programs involving payloads and International Partners.