October 1, 2011
NASA Modifies Contract To Continue Ground Operations Work
NASA signed a $49.4 million contract modification for United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston to continue maintaining and sustaining the ground operations capabilities at the Kennedy Space Center launch facilities in Florida through Sept. 30, 2012.
As a result, these critical systems can be used by future space programs. The programs include potential commercial launch vehicle customers, the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home and provide the cornerstone for America's future human space exploration efforts.
Work in support of this contract modification is performed at Kennedy and USA's facilities in Cape Canaveral.
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