NASA Selects Companies for Aerospace Vehicle R&D Contracts

HAMPTON, Va. -- NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has
selected five companies to provide the agency with support for
analytical and experimental research and technology development,
primarily for aerospace vehicles.

The companies are Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. of Hampton,
Va.; ATK Space Systems of Beltsville, Md.; The Boeing Company of
Huntington Beach, Calif.; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of
Palmdale, Calif.; and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of El
Segundo, Calif.

The Structures, Materials, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, and
Acoustics Research and Technology contract is valued at up to $400
million over five years.

The new multiple award contract will provide durability, damage
tolerance and reliability; structural mechanics and concepts;
structural dynamics, aeroelasticity; nondestructive evaluation;
configuration aerodynamics; computational modeling and simulation;
flow physics and control; aircraft and spacecraft noise prediction
and control; aerothermodynamics; and multidisciplinary interactions,
analysis, optimization and trade studies. The contract will support
work at Langley and other NASA centers.

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Source: NASA

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