Under the human health and performance contract that has a potential to extend until 2023, Lockheed will help the Johnson Space Center monitor astronaut health and carry out research with biomedical, medical and health services, the company said Monday.
“Lockheed“¦ has supported America“™s human spaceflight program for more than 50 years,“ said Rick Hieb, VP of exploration and mission support for Lockheed“™s information systems and global solutions.
“Together with Wyle, we apply that experience to ensure the high quality of science on human space missions and leverage the knowledge gained in space to enhance life here on earth.”
As part of the contract, Lockheed will:
- develop flight hardware
- facilitate life sciences research aboard the International Space Station
- engineer and optimize tools and experiments for zero gravity environments
- analyze radiation
- develop space food
- train crewmembers
- archive life sciences data
The HHPC will support several NASA programs and offices, including the ISS, Orion, advanced exploration systems, space technology mission directorate and human research, crew and cargo programs.