NASA Awards Contract Modification For Support At Michoud Assembly Facility

  NASA Awards Contract Modification For Support At Michoud Assembly Facility

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WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA has signed a
one-year contract option with Jacobs Technology, Inc., of New Orleans to
continue manufacturing support and facilities operations at the agency's
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

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The one-year contract option begins on May 1. The contract is a
performance-based, cost-plus-award-fee, mission services contract with an
indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) portion. With the exercise of
Option 2, the mission services value increases by approximately $38 million,
and the IDIQ potential maximum order value increases by $100 million for a new
maximum potential contract value of approximately $477 million. The contract
was awarded in May 2009.

The contract will support critical operations under way at Michoud to advance
the nation's human spaceflight endeavors, including work on the Orion
spacecraft and modifications to manufacture the core stage of NASA's Space
Launch System rocket.

Michoud, managed and operated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala., is the agency's only large-scale advanced manufacturing
facility -- a multi-tenant campus with 43 acres of advanced manufacturing
space under one roof. A number of private companies and government projects
take advantage of the facility's key capabilities, including large-envelope
fiber placement equipment, friction stir welding systems, high-speed machining
tools, material test labs and manufacturing infrastructure.

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Contact: Joshua Buck, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358-1100,; Angela Storey, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.,
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