March 9, 1989 |
Sterling Software Inc. said the General Services Board of Contract Appeals has directed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to reopen bidding on a contract Sterling claimed was unfairly awarded to another bidder. Sterling said it filed a protest last December. The contract is for a three-year base period and two one-year options to provide software services at the NASA/Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
July 28, 1987
The White House is conducting a complete review of the American space program that could affect the spending of billions of dollars over the next two decades, Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine said. The magazine reported that the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy believe the reassessment is needed because of several issues, including "Soviet successes and the growing concern about a lack of U.S. space leadership and goals."
May 17, 1990
Fluor Daniel, a major engineering and construction firm, said Wednesday that it has been awarded two separate contracts by subsidiaries of Danbury, Conn.-based Union Carbide to provide construction services at an ethylene oxide plant in Taft, La. The Irvine firm did not disclose the value of the contracts.
March 5, 1991 |
NASA's planned space station will be even smaller and more modest because of budget cuts and newly discovered design flaws, a newspaper reported. Until last year, the plan called for a 508-foot-long, 300-ton orbiting outpost housing up to eight astronauts. The station was to be placed in space piecemeal by the space shuttle would have cost $37 billion, not including operating expenses.