NASA has awarded space contractors in Alabama and Massachusetts work with a combined potential value north of $300 million.
Aerie Aerospace of Huntsville, Ala., will provide engineering technicians and trades support services at the Marshall Space Flight Center, also in Huntsville, and at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
The one-year contract — which starts Oct. 1, with four one-year options — is valued at $146 million, and add-ons could bring another $100 million. Services will include testing, ground and space-based research, test operations, data analysis, machine and electrical shop operations.
Also this week, NASA’s Johnson Space Center awarded a contract extension with a potential value of $101.9 million to Raytheon of Waltham, Mass.
Raytheon will continue to provide operations, maintenance and engineering services to NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility for up to four years.
The NBL features a deep-water pool used by astronauts in spacewalk training. The SVMF hosts full-size mockups and simulators for the International Space Station, Orion capsule and commercial space modules.
“The extension allows Raytheon to continue its excellent performance record for this critical space mission support program,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Information, Intelligence and Services.