Lockheed Martin and United Space Alliance Agree to Team for Johnson Space Center Support Contract Competition
Houston, Texas, 01/08/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has signed a memorandum of understanding with United Space Alliance to support Lockheed Martin's pursuit of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Both companies are currently executing contracts at the center which will become part of the FDOC program. Lockheed Martin is the current contractor for the Mission Support Operations Contract and United Space Alliance is the contractor for the Space Program Operations Contract.
Our team brings together two companies with a long and very successful history of providing NASA with high performance and an environment of collaboration, said Rick Hieb, Lockheed Martin Mission Service's vice president for civil programs. We look forward to competing on this important contract that will see NASA make the transition from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation program while at the same time supporting the International Space Station mission.
FDOC services will include the development, sustaining engineering, operations, and maintenance of facilities supporting training, flight design, flight planning, reconfiguration, and real-time operations for the current human space flight programs. Additionally, FDOC will provide the development and sustainment of user software applications.
United Space Alliance is a world leader in space operations with extensive experience across NASA's human space flight programs. Headquartered in Houston and employing 10,000 people in Texas, Florida and Alabama, USA is applying its broad range of capabilities to NASA's Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Constellation programs as well as to space operations customers in the commercial and international space industry sectors.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Co., Lockheed Martin Mission Services is a premier engineering and mission operations service provider for a broad community of defense, intelligence, civil and other government customers.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.