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2009-03-02 15:43:00

Drogue Parachute Passes Second Key Test for the NASA Program MINNEAPOLIS, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the prime contractor for the first stage of the Ares I launch vehicle, along with NASA, the U.S. Army, and the United Space Alliance (USA), successfully conducted the second in a series of four Ares I drogue parachute drop tests. These tests are for the development of the deceleration system for the Ares I First Stage booster. The test was conducted at...

2009-02-27 15:43:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) announced that it has signed a letter contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for development and production of the Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS), a new space suit for solar system exploration. The CSSS is a key component of the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) System for NASA's Space Exploration program. It will be used to sustain the U.S. presence in low Earth...

2009-02-26 08:09:10

NASA has presented its premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to three companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service. The 2008 Low Awards were presented Feb. 25 at NASA's sixth annual Project Management Challenge in Daytona Beach, Fla., to: -- ARES Corporation, which provides high-end technical services as prime contractor for the International Space Station Program Integration and Control...

2009-02-25 13:26:29

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has presented its George Low Award for quality and productivity excellence to three U.S. companies. The 2008 Low Awards were announced Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Fla., during NASA's sixth annual Project Management Challenge meeting. The awards were presented to the ARES Corporation, which provides high-end technical services as prime contractor for the International Space Station Program Integration and Control contract. ARES received the...

2009-01-26 14:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- After a two-year, top to bottom renovation, the High Bay Facility of the Operations & Checkout (O&C) Building at NASA'S Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is now ready to begin preparations to build the new Orion crew exploration vehicle -- the flagship of NASA's Constellation Program. Built in 1964, the O&C facility has a proud history as the final integration and checkout building for U.S. spacecraft used for human spaceflight...

2008-11-03 12:10:00

The U.S. space agency says it has awarded a nearly three-year, $206.5 million spaceflight support contract to United Space Alliance of Houston. The contract requires the company to provide mission and flight crew support operations for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired. The operations include spaceflight capability development and execution, mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training and...

2008-07-24 18:00:18

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced it awarded Lockheed Martin a one-year contract extension of the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC) valued at $42 million. The extension provides integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The extension begins Oct. 1, 2008, and is the first of two options in the original contract. "Lockheed Martin CMC has achieved a history of excellent...

2008-07-08 18:00:06

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: John Yembrick, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 0602, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov; or Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, nicole.cloutier- 1@nasa.gov; both of NASA HOUSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston, a one-year contract extension valued at $42 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space...

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2008-04-02 00:10:00

More than 8,000 NASA contractor jobs in the nation's manned space program could be eliminated after the space shuttle program is shut down in 2010, the agency said Tuesday. The number of civil servants is expected to remain roughly the same, but dramatic job cuts are possible among private contractors as NASA transitions to the Constellation program, which is developing the next-generation vehicle and rockets to go to the moon and later to Mars. Constellation isn't scheduled to begin flights...

2008-01-08 15:00:11

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has signed a memorandum of understanding with United Space Alliance to support Lockheed Martin's pursuit of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Both companies are currently executing contracts at the center which will become part of the FDOC program. Lockheed Martin is the current contractor for the Mission Support Operations Contract and United Space Alliance is the contractor for the...


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