Ward Johnson: Jacobs to Continue NASA Engineering, Science Services Work

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a $120 million contract modification to continue its work on a NASA engineering and science services program at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The company will provide science, engineering and technical support for the Space Launch System, International Space Station, James Webb Space Telescope and other space science...

Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Space Transportation Contracts

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Elon Musk’s startup firm SpaceX have both won contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station for NASA. Charles Bolden, NASA administrator, said in a press conference Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center that the contracts are worth up to $6.8 billion combined, with up to $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX. Boeing will...

Report: NASA to Award Space Transportation Contract by Early September

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NASA will award a contract or contracts to develop space vehicles for transporting U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of August or in early September, National Journal reported Tuesday. Marina Koren reports that the future commercial spacecraft would end U.S. dependence on Russia’s Soyuz capsules to transport each astronaut for $70.7 million. The three finalists...

NASA Triggers $178M Option on Jacobs’ Kennedy Space Center Operations Contract

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NASA has awarded a two-year, $178 million contract option to Jacobs Technology to continue management and implementation services for technology and operations at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The agency said Monday that it also exercised a two-year extension for the contract’s indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity ordering provision, which is worth up to $500 million...

SAIC Wins Potential $1.7B NASA Spaceflight Support IDIQ

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a potential 10-year, $1.76 billion contract to provide biomedical, medical and health services for human spaceflight programs at NASA‘s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains cost-plus-award-fee task orders for work over five base years and two option periods, NASA said Thursday. SAIC...

SAIC Wins Potential $202M NASA Safety Support IDIQ

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a potential $202.5 million contract for safety, mission assurance and engineering services supporting NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains cost-plus-award fee and firm-fixed-price task orders over three base years and two option years, NASA said Monday. Contract work will...

Jacobs Wins Potential $1B for NASA Test, Operations Support

Jacobs Technology has won a potential $1.37 billion contract to provide NASA testing and operations support for programs such as the International Space Station. NASA said the contract contains a one-year, seven-month base period and options to extend work through Sept. 30, 2022. The subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group will help the agency manage and implement ground systems, flight hardware processing...

NASA Says Commercial Crew Awards Could Hit $500M

NASA expects to make multiple awards ranging between 0 million and 0 million this summer for the agency’s commercial space crew initiative. NASA said it is accepting proposals from industry for a commercial crew transportation system and said proposals could lead to Space Act Agreements. The base period would run from initial award through May 2014. NASA said goals of the base period include...