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NASA Awards $531M Engineering Services Contract to Aerodyne and KBR Joint Venture

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NASA Awards $531M Engineering Services Contract to Aerodyne and KBR Joint Venture

Publish Date:
07 Jul 2021

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL/ HOUSTON – (July 7, 2021) – NASA awarded the $531 million Mechanical Integrated Services and Technology (MIST) II contract to a joint venture between Aerodyne and KBR (NYSE: KBR). The joint venture will provide engineering services for spaceflight and ground systems, which will include the development and validation of new technologies for future space and science missions.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum value of $531 million. The joint venture will primarily perform this work at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, as well as other NASA centers and locations. The contract has a five-year base period and one option for a six-month extension.

The joint venture will provide a wide range of engineering services that includes design, analysis, and verification services; technical support for development of space flight, airborne and ground-based instruments and equipment; as well as research and technology development support services for new NASA missions. As part of this effort, the joint venture will provide flight operations activities, contamination control and thermal coatings, and optics and optical systems design and analysis.

“I am very excited about this technical partnership with KBR,” said Andrew Allen, former Marine aviator, veteran NASA Space Shuttle pilot and mission commander, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Aerodyne, the majority partner in the joint venture. “We have worked extremely hard to assemble top industry talent to support Goddard Space Flight Center. The joint venture combines the resources of two excellent and well-known engineering firms.”

With more than 60 years of experience with NASA, KBR performed similar work under the MIST I contract.

“Space travel and scientific discovery take collaboration,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. “KBR currently operates at 11 NASA centers and is one of the world's largest human spaceflight support organizations. Together, with Aerodyne, we bring a compelling and comprehensive portfolio of expertise to propel NASA to study and explore the universe.”

About Aerodyne

Aerodyne Industries LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Cape Canaveral, FL with a primary focus on serving our NASA, DoD, and federal customer programs and resolving their most challenging technical issues.  Visit

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