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NASA awards Johnson Space Center contract

Houston -- NASA has awarded the DRI Commercial Corp. a contract to repair Johnson Space Center infrastructure in Houston.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, said the Irvine, Calif., company will perform roof repairs and roof ledge replacements at Johnson.

The $7.9 million nine-month contract has seven options that may be conducted concurrently.

NASA will receive approximately $1 billion in Recovery Act stimulus funding, of which $50 million is prioritized for restoring NASA-owned facilities damaged from hurricanes and other natural disasters that occurred during 2008.

"The facilities being repaired at Johnson are crucial to NASA's human spaceflight missions," the space agency said. "These missions include flying the space shuttle until its retirement, completing the assembly of the International Space Station for its use as a national laboratory, implementing Constellation Program's next-generation space systems and supporting the development of future crew and cargo transportation systems.

Copyright 2009 by United Press International.

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