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2009-04-10 08:00:22

NASA has exercised a $58 million, one-year extension option for a contract with Science Applications International Corporation of Houston to provide support to safety and mission assurance activities at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services contract helps ensure safety, reliability, maintainability, and quality in the International Space Station Program, the Space Shuttle Program and the Constellation Program. This cost-plus-award-fee...

2009-04-07 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded the first of two one-year options for test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., after successfully completing a three-year base period. The option year has a potential value of $54 million. The contract, which began May 2006, has a potential total value of $270.5 million if all options are exercised. Jacobs will...

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2009-03-24 09:19:06

NASA will exercise the first of two one-year options on a five-year contract to Jacobs Technology Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston manages the facility. This option is worth $54 million and brings the total contract amount to date to $216.5 million. The initial value of the contract was $162.5 million. If all options are exercised, the contract's total value will be $270.5...

2009-03-23 15:41:55

The U.S. space agency says it will exercise the first of two one-year options on a five-year contract to Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. The company will supply test and evaluation support at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA officials said the option is worth $54 million and brings the total contract amount to date to $216.5 million. The initial value of the contract was $162.5 million, but if options are...

2009-03-18 11:48:20

The U.S. space agency says it's exercising the first of two one-year options on a three-year contract awarded Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. of Houston. The contract calls for facility operations and support at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M., which is managed by the Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA said the option is worth $61.1 million and brings the total contract amount to date to $244 million and extends it through...

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2009-03-18 08:54:29

NASA will exercise the first of two one-year options on a three-year contract to Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. of Houston, for facility operations and support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston manages the facility. This option is worth $61.1 million and brings the total contract amount to date to $244 million. The initial value of the contract was $182.6 million. If all options are exercised, the contract's total value will be...

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2009-03-11 07:36:13

NASA has awarded a contract for administrative support services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to REDE/Critique NSS, Joint Venture, of New Orleans. The contract has a maximum potential value of $58 million. The contract begins May 4 and has a three-year base period of service that includes two one-year extension options. REDE/Critique NSS, Joint Venture support will include general office services, data management, and time and labor collection. The company also will support...

2008-08-02 21:00:04

By Diana M. Alba, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Aug. 2--LAS CRUCES -- The fate of a back-up space shuttle landing site north of Las Cruces is up in the air in advance of a NASA plan to retire its space shuttle program in two years. The site -- called White Sands Space Harbor -- is an alternative for shuttle landings in the case of bad weather at two other, preferred locations. On most weekdays, shuttle pilots use the site for flight training exercises. But NASA is in the midst of phasing...


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