NASA JSC has announced that it intends to extend its agreement with Zero G Corporation for microgravity flight services for at least another year with an option for an additional six months. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2012. The company, owned by Space Adventures, uses a modified Boeing 727 to fly parabolic arcs that provide short periods of microgravity.
Other companies interested in bidding on the contract have until July 3 to submit their capabilities and qualifications, according to a notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
“Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government,” the notice reads.