October 1, 2010
NASA Awards Shuttle And Space Station Spacesuit Contract
NASA has awarded a contract to Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International of Houston for spacesuit support used on the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
The cost-plus-award-fee contract, known as the Extravehicular Space Operations Contract, has a maximum value of $728.9 million.Under the contract, Hamilton Sundstrand and its subcontractors perform engineering management for hardware systems used in spacewalks, supporting enhancements, ensuring flight and spacewalk readiness, providing safety and mission assurance, meeting flight milestones and achieving mission goals.
This action exercises the base contract, valued at $315.5 million, for work performed Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2015, and a one-year option of $8.6 million specifically for shuttle mission support beginning Oct. 1, 2010.
In all, there are two, one-year options for space shuttle extravehicular activity support Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2012. There are five, one-year options available for space station work Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2020.
This action also includes an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity portion that is not to exceed $90 million and a $140,000 fixed-price, 30-day phase-in period.
For more information about the space shuttle, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
For more information about the space station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station