Boeing Seeks Mission Support Systems Talent for NASA Work

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ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2008 -The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is seeking talented mission operations specialists with current NASA experience in the Houston area in support of its bid for NASA's Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC). Current Mission Support Operations Contract employees are encouraged to submit a contact form at http://active.boeing.com/defense-space/space/fdoc/ to receive information on an open house scheduled for May 17.

"Boeing wants to ensure that we have the best work force to hit the ground running if selected by NASA in order to support uninterrupted mission operations," said Peggy Thomas, Boeing FDOC program manager. "We will appropriately use the skills and experience of the current NASA community to ensure continued success."

FDOC consolidates a portion of NASA's Space Program Operations and Mission Support Operations contracts at Johnson Space Center. The contract includes the development, sustaining engineering, operations and maintenance of the training, flight planning, reconfiguration and control-center facilities for current human spaceflight programs. The contract also includes developing and maintaining the software applications used in these facilities.

NASA is scheduled to select a contractor in November. The four-year contract will have two one-year options that could extend the agreement to 2014.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems http://www.boeing.com/ids is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.1 billion business with 71,000 employees worldwide.

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