MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A mid-state company has signed a contract with NASA that could be worth $1.3 billion over the next decade.
Jacobs Technologies of Tullahoma has agreed to take on major responsibilities at NASA's famed Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company will provide ground system and launch operation services in support of the International Space Station and NASA’s next generation manned spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
The contract will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue for 19 months with options that could extend the agreement through 2022. If NASA exercises all contract options, the agreement could be worth more than $1.3 billion.