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John Shannon Appointed Boeing Space Launch System VP, Program Manager

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John Shannon, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) International Space Station program manager, has been named vice president and program manager for the company’s space launch system. He succeeds retiring Virginia Barnes, Boeing said Thursday. Shannon previously served as deputy associate administrator for NASA’s exploration planning in the human exploration and operations ...

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NASA Issues 9-Month Extension for Wyle’s Johnson Space Center Support Contract

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Wyle‘s integrated science and engineering group has received a nine-month, $97 million contract modification from NASA that extends the company’s support for the Johnson Space Center’s Human Health and Performance Directorate. NASA said Tuesday the modification brings the contract’s total value to $1.5 billion and extends Wyle’s services through the end of January 2016. The ...

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Jacobs Engineering to Continue Test Evaluation Support for NASA

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Jacobs Technology will continue to provide NASA with test evaluation and support services at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico under a one-year, $100 million contract option. NASA said Friday it exercised the second of two options to extend its three-year, $300 million Test Evaluation and Support Team contract with ...

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NASA to Enter Contract Talks for Research, Tech Transfer Proposals; Steve Jurczyk Comments

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NASA‘s solicitation for aerospace research and technology under phase two of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs will move forward to contract negotiations. The agency said Wednesday the 149 proposals have total estimated value of $118.1 million and involve 117 U.S. small businesses and research institutions from ...

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Orbital ATK to Supply Steering Control for Orion Launch Abort System; Mike Kahn, Cary Ralston Comment

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 9, 2015 — Executive Mosaic —ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) landing a $90 million contract to supply the steering control technology for the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system. Orbital said Tuesday its attitude control motor can produce up to 7,000 pounds of steering force, using an eight-valve solid ...

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Orbital ATK to Integrate Tech into Third Stage of ULA Solar Probe Rocket

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 7, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Monday that Orbital ATK will use its navigation, avionics and propulsion subsystems to provide a launch boost to NASA’s planned Solar Probe Plus. The company said Friday the technology will be integrated as the third stage motor of ...

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NASA Includes 118 Small Business Teams on IT Products, Services GWAC


NASA has awarded 118 smaller and disadvantaged businesses positions on the agency’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract vehicle to provide information technology systems and services to federal customers. The SEWP V program has “a $25 minimum per order of supplies or services and a per contract maximum of $20 ...

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NASA Names New Industry Partners on Deep-Space R&D Projects; William Gerstenmaier Comments

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NASA has established 12 new industry partnerships on its deep-space technology research and development projects on advanced propulsion, habitation systems and small satellites as part of the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program. The agency said Monday its partners will help in building space and human exploration capabilities for cis-lunar space and Mars missions, ...

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NASA Taps HX5 Sierra for $363M Testing Facilities Support Contract

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HX5 Sierra has been awarded a potential 10-year, $363 million contract to help run, engineer and maintain testing facilities at NASA‘s Glenn Research Center and Plum Brook Station in Ohio. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is effective June 1 and carries an initial value of $47.5 million, NASA said Friday. A phase-in period ...

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NASA Issues 84 Awards for $20B Govt-Wide Enterprise IT Vehicle

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NASA has awarded 84 contracts under the space agency’s potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology supplies and services acquisition vehicle. The Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V program has a five-year base period that covers work between May 1 and April 31, 2020 and a five-year option that would extend work ...

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