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NASA Awards Contract for Flight Operations Support


Astronauts on the International Space Station captured a series of incredible star trail images on Oct. 3, 2016, as they orbited at 17,500 miles per hour. The station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, and astronauts aboard see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. Image Credit: NASA

Astronauts on the International Space Station captured a series of incredible star trail images on Oct. 3, 2016, as they orbited at 17,500 miles per hour. The station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, and astronauts aboard see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours.
Image Credit: NASA

NASA has awarded contracts to nine companies to provide specialized engineering, aeronautics, and manufacturing support for Flight Operations Directorate work, facilities, and aircraft at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The selected companies are:

The contracts are multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, with firm-fixed-price and time-and-materials task orders. They include a five-year base period that begins Nov. 10, with no options to extend. The contracts have a combined maximum potential value of $49.5 million.

The categories of work under this contract are: aero structural engineering and analysis; aero mechanical systems; aero avionics, electrical and software; ground support engineering services; and fabrication and provisioning. The work will be performed at the contractors’ facilities and various NASA locations.

The Flight Operations Directorate at Johnson is the home to the center’s aircraft operations and is responsible for planning and executing human spaceflight missions. This includes the training and support of astronauts, flight directors and controllers.

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

 

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