Military Embedded Systems

Lockheed Martin gets extension on human spaceflight contract


August 06, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

ROCKVILLE, Md. Lockheed Martin won a three-year contract extension to provide facilities development and operations support of human spaceflight missions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. The contract lasts through at least September 30, 2016 with the extension valued at $340 million. The total contract value is now more than $1 billion.

Under the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC), Lockheed Martin delivers engineering and operations assistance for the hardware, software, data, and display systems used by NASA to train for and execute all human spaceflight missions supported by the Mission Operations Directorate at JSC. The contract also covers systems services support within the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility, as well as backup control centers.

Lockheed Martin engineers are also working with NASA to upgrade the mission control center, training facilities, and software applications for future human spaceflight missions. This includes commercial space services and future exploration programs, which are expected to reduce the operational and maintenance costs. Completion is planned for the end of this year.


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