V2X, Inc. Wins $265 Million Contract to Enhance Astronaut Training Facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

V2X, Inc. has secured a $265 million contract to support operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, specifically targeting the Sonny Carter Training Facility. This site is crucial for preparing astronauts for human spaceflight missions. Under the contract, V2X will provide technical support to ensure the operational integrity of the integrated hardware and software at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL). This contract will extend through 2033, including optional periods.

The NBL is set to play a pivotal role in the training regimen for NASA’s forthcoming Artemis 2 mission, which is anticipated for a September 2025 launch. This mission is noteworthy as it will send the first woman and the first person of color to the moon, marking a significant return to the lunar surface after over fifty years. The astronauts will explore the moon’s south pole, an area known for its harsh conditions, including immense craters and zones of permanent darkness.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with NASA and support their mission to explore the frontiers of space,” stated Jeremy Wensinger, President and CEO of V2X. “The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory is an unparalleled facility, and we are committed to ensuring its readiness for the next generation of space exploration, including the groundbreaking Artemis 2 mission.”

At the NBL, astronauts train for critical recovery missions, essential for the final stage of spaceflight, which involves the crew’s capsule returning to Earth and splashing down into the ocean. The facility also includes a replica of the International Space Station, allowing astronauts to simulate working in microgravity. Recently, the NBL has been enhanced with a section that mimics the moon’s surface, further aiding in realistic preparatory exercises.

The NBL has been a key component in astronaut training for over 30 years, facilitating a range of exercises from spacewalks to recovery operations, thereby supporting the ongoing demands of human spaceflight.

About V2X:
V2X is known for its comprehensive suite of solutions that span defense and commercial training, operations and logistics, aerospace, and technology sectors. Serving national security, defense, civilian, and international clients, V2X employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide. These professionals bring innovation to every stage of the mission lifecycle, addressing complex challenges with agility, grit, and dedication.

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