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NASA Awards Specialized Engineering and Test Services Contracts.

GREENBELT, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded five indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity sole source contracts to Aerospace Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., for specialized engineering, evaluation and test services. These five cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts will support eight NASA centers and have a total maximum value of $ 658.25 million. The period of performance is from the date of award thru Nov. 30, 2018.


Under the contracts, Aerospace shall provide technical products and services to NASA Headquarters in Washington for the maximum value of $89 million; Goddard Space Flight Center The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is a major NASA space research laboratory established on May 1, 1959 as NASA's first space flight center. GSFC employs approximately 10,000 civil servants and contractors, and is located approximately 6.5 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.  in Greenbelt, Md. and Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., for the maximum value of $234.25 million; Johnson Space Center in Houston, Glenn Research Center The Glenn Research Center (more correctly, the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field) is a NASA center, located in Cleveland, Ohio between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Rocky River Reservation (part of the Cleveland Metroparks).  in Cleveland, and Dryden Flight Research Center The Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), located inside Edwards Air Force Base, is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA. On March 26, 1976 it was named in honor of the late Hugh L.  in Edwards, Calif. for the maximum ordering value of $210 million; Marshall Space Flight Center The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion, Shuttle external fuel tank, crew training and payloads, International Space Station (ISS) design and construction, for computers, networks, and  in Huntsville, Ala., and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, for the maximum value of $50 million; and Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., for the maximum value of $75 million.

Aerospace will provide independent assessments of selected NASA programs and projects, including validation of program or project technical risks, assessment of cost estimates and schedules as well as evaluation of safety and mission assurance risks. These assessments review all aspects of design and discipline engineering, engineering processes, system engineering, manufacturing, assembly, test and operational mission capabilities. Aerospace also will conduct management, scientific and technical studies.

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