NASA Awards Wyle Laboratories With $1.44 Billion Mars Mission Contract

El Segundo-based Wyle Laboratories, a provider of biomedical, medical, and health services, has been awarded a $1.44 billion contract from NASA, to support human spaceflight programs at NASA--to help enable the human journey to Mars. NASA announced the contract award on Tuesday, saying that the contract will support both research on the International Space Station and the agency's efforts to deliver humans to Mars. Wyle will provide services at NASA's Johnson Labs, as well as White Sands. Those services cover everything from biomedical research and space medicine to managing space food and experimental labs, plus payload and hardware integration, among many other areas of coverage.