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NASA Extends Space Station Contract With ARES

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by Staff Writers
Houston TX (SPX) May 19, 2008
NASA Wednesday awarded ARES in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $25.7 million for services required to continue the development and operation of the International Space Station.

ARES Corp. has held the station's program integration and control contract since January 2004. The one-year extension brings the total value of the contract to $151.8 million. The extension, which begins Oct. 1, 2008, is the first of two such options provided for in the original contract.

ARES provides integrated vehicle performance and risk management, configuration and schedule management, information technology management, resource analysis, and cost estimating services.

Major subcontractors include Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barrios Technology, in Houston.

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Russian cargo ship docks with the ISS: report
Moscow (AFP) May 17, 2008
A Russian Progress M-64 cargo ship docked Saturday with the International Space Station, the Interfax news agency reported.







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