KBR Secures $1.9Bn Contract From NASA

In an exciting development for the space industry, KBR has been awarded a significant contract worth up to $1.9 billion to support NASA’s human spaceflight programs. This contract will encompass key initiatives such as the International Space Station, Artemis, and Low Earth Orbit Commercialization.

Under the Integrated Mission Operations Contract III (IMOC III), KBR will play a crucial role in mission planning and preparation, astronaut and Mission Control Center flight controller training, real-time flight execution, and future exploration vehicle design and development services. The company will also provide software development services for the International Space Station Program Avionics and Software Office.

The work will take place at various NASA locations, including the Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, and Kennedy Space Center. The contract has a base period of five years with the potential for two additional two-year options, allowing for a total duration of up to nine years.

This contract encompasses a wide range of programs, including the International Space Station, Commercial Crew, Boeing Starliner, Orion, Space Launch System, Gateway, Human Lander System, Extravehicular Activity, Human Surface Mobility (lunar spacewalks), and Low Earth Orbit Commercialization. It is a continuation of KBR’s previous support under IMOC II for the past nine years.

Stuart Bradie, President and CEO of KBR, expressed his pride in the company’s expertise in human spaceflight. Having trained every astronaut, international partner, and private astronaut on NASA’s human spaceflight vehicles, KBR’s contribution to the industry is unparalleled. Bradie emphasized the importance of KBR’s work in advancing space exploration and returning humans to the moon.

This contract marks a significant milestone for KBR and highlights their continued commitment to supporting NASA’s ambitious space exploration goals. With their extensive experience and expertise, KBR is well-positioned to contribute to the future of human spaceflight.