Boeing to Bid on ISS Cargo Logistics Contract

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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 – rather it’s NASA’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 ISS’ 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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