NASA extends Lockheed support contract

May 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Sign up for our Security Newsletter

HOUSTON, May 1 (UPI) -- NASA has exercised a $168 million contract option with Lockheed Martin for facilities development and operations.

Services under the one-year option will be performed at Johnson Space Center in Texas and covers support for hardware, software, data and display systems used in training and execution of human spaceflight missions supported by the Mission Operations Directorate.

"For more than 50 years, Lockheed Martin has provided mission operations support to NASA, which includes support for every space shuttle and International Space Station mission," said Rick Hieb, vice president of exploration and mission support for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions.

"Lockheed Martin is currently working with NASA to update the Mission Control Center, training facilities and software applications for the next generation of human spaceflight including commercial space services and future exploration programs," the company added. "The update will reduce operations and maintenance costs and is expected to be completed in 2014."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
United Launch Alliance launches NROL-45 payload
Former military doctors call for end to live tissue training
Russia, Belarus agree on sale of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters
Airbus selects Thales and Helisim for H160 flight simulator
U.S. Air Force defers 45 F-35s from budget plan