Space – The Next Freight Frontier: Boeing bids for NASA Cargo Contract
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The aerospace giant is bidding for a logistics contract that will see the company move into the field. Of course, this being Boeing it is no ordinary contract â€“ rather itâ€™s NASAâ€™s International Space Station (ISS) Cargo Mission Contract.
Proposals for the three – to – seven year contract, which is currently awarded to Lockheed-Martin, are due by the 1st of April with the winner taking charge of the ISSâ€™ cargo requirements at the end of September. Contract services include verifying the adequate performance of integrated cargo carriers, packing pressurized cargo into sub-carriers and returning the cargo to providers once it returns to Earth.
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