WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, Va., to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The contract begins Oct. 1 and has a maximum potential value of $1.76 billion, including a five-year base period and two option periods that could extend the contract through 2023. The contract is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-award-fee task orders.
The new human health and performance contract will support many NASA programs and offices including the International Space Station, Orion, Advanced Exploration Systems, Human Research, Commercial Crew and Cargo, and Space Technology Mission Directorate.Contract services to Johnson's Human Health and Performance Directorate and the Human Research Program include fundamental and applied biomedical research, biotechnology development, operational space medicine and occupational health and medicine. SAIC also will manage clinical, biomedical, space food and environmental laboratories; behavioral sciences; human factors engineering; spacecraft environment monitoring and management. Additional services include biomedical engineering; biomedical flight hardware requirements, design, fabrication, testing and operation; and payload and hardware integration with the International Space Station. Work under the contract will be performed at Johnson and SAIC facilities. For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov SOURCE NASA