The extension is for one year and carries a value of $23 million. It is the second of four options in the original Cargo Mission Contract awarded to the company in late 2010.
"The Lockheed Martin cargo mission team has responded with flexibility and ingenuity to changes in manifests to keep the space station crew supplied with critical items and support scientific research," said Art Ibers, Lockheed Martin vice president for Exploration and Mission Support.
14:04 Lockheed Martin receives two F-22 Raptor contract modifications1
13:52 Northrop Grumman receives modification for Japanese Hawkeye contract2
13:33 Swiftships receives $14 million Iraqi navy contract modification2
10:44 Spaceship carrying three-man crew docks with ISS, NASA TV reports6