Wyle wins its biggest contract ever
Nearly $2B NASA award builds on health, science work
- By Nick Wakeman
- Mar 07, 2013
Wyle has won a whopper of a recompete, capturing a 10-year, $1.76 billion prize at NASA to support human space flight missions.
The contract, called the Human Health and Performance Contract, is a follow-on to a pact that was worth about $971 million to the company, a spokesman said.
Under the new contract, Wyle will support the International Space Station, Orion, commercial space initiatives and exploration human systems development. The contract will focus on crew and occupational health care, medical operations and informatics, biomedical and physiological research, space flight habitability and environmental health, development and integration of flight hardware and the integration of flight experiments.
Some of the work the company has done includes development of the Colbert Treadmill, a special treadmill that allows astronauts to run without the vibrations disrupting the space stations stability, the spokesman said. The treadmill is named after Stephen Colbert, the comedian behind the satirical news show, the Colbert Report.