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Commercialization

LockMart Wins CEV Contract

By Keith Cowing
August 31, 2006

Lockheed Martin wins CEV contract, Orlando Sentinel

“Sources on Capitol Hill tell the Orlando Sentinel that Lockheed Martin has won the contract to build the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle that will eventually carry astronauts to the moon and on to Mars.

More details will be posted here after a 4 p.m. press conference.”

NASA Selects Lockheed Martin To Be Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Prime Contractor

“DDT&E work is estimated to occur from Sept. 8, 2006, through Sept. 7, 2013. The estimated value is $3.9 billion.

Sustaining engineering work will be assigned through task orders. The work is expected to occur from Sept. 8, 2009, through Sept. 7, 2019, with an estimated value of $750 million, if all options are exercised.”

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