NASA Increases Value Of Bioastronautics Contract

               NASA Increases Value Of Bioastronautics Contract

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has increased the value
of a contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to
provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.


The modification increases the not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery,
indefinite-quantity value of the contract by $49 million, from $914.5 million
to $963.5 million. This value is just a portion of the contract. The overall
value of the contract with this change is $1.2 billion. Wyle has held the
cost-plus-award-fee contract since May 1, 2003. The contract ends April 30. A
follow-on competition, known as the Health and Human Performance Contract
(HHPC), is under way.

Services provided under the current contract support the International Space
Station and Orion programs. Work includes medical services, research,
technology development, engineering, operations and flight hardware
development to support the health, safety and productivity of crews living and
working in space. Wyle maintains readiness of facilities and laboratories and
provides services for program integration, habitability and environmental
factors, human adaptation and countermeasures, space medicine, flight hardware
development and human research.

Work under the contract is performed at Johnson and Ellington Field in
Houston, as well as NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.

Major subcontractors include Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Barrios
Technology Inc., Enterprise Advisory Services Inc., Bastion Technologies and
Muniz Engineering Inc., all in Houston, and Futron Corporation in Bethesda,

For more information about NASA and its programs, visit:


Contact: Trent J. Perrotto, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358-1100,, William Jeffs, Johnson Space Center, Houston,
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