Lockheed wins $166.8M NASA contract extension

Agreement brings contract value to $1B for mission control support


Lockheed Martin has won a $166.8 million contract option for work with NASA on mission control systems and other support work for manned spaceflight missions.

The option brings the value of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract to $1 billion and extends the contract through Sept. 30, 2014, NASA said.

Lockheed’s support includes hardware, software, data and display systems used for training and to executive manned spaceflight missions out of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The company is doing the work for the Mission Operations Directorate at the center.

The company’s team includes Cimarron Software Services Inc. of Houston as its largest subcontractor. Other teammates include GHG Corporation, Honeywell, Barrios Technology, LZ Technology, J&P Technology, University of Texas at El Paso, and Prairie View A&M University, Lockheed said.

Work under the contract will support the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility, both at the Johnson center. The majority of the work will take place at Johnson.

“For more than 50 years, Lockheed Martin has provided mission operations support to NASA, which includes support for every space shuttle and International Space Station mission,” said Rick Hieb, vice president of exploration and mission support for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions.

The company first won the contract in 2008.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

Reader Comments

Tue, May 7, 2013

The relationship between Nasa and Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX continues to grow profitably. 72Z2

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