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    A $43 million software management contract for the Stennis Space Center in the US state of Mississippi has been awarded to the internet technology company SaiTech Inc., the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The contract includes a 17-month base period with extensions with a potential value of $43 million over five years, the release explained.

    "Under the ITS contract, SaiTech will provide IT services that include information technology planning, policy and management services, application and system services, audio visual and video services, communication services and technology support services at Stennis," the release stated on Monday.

    The Stennis Space Center in Mississippi is the main facility for testing rocket engines, such as the first and second states of the Saturn V rocket, used to lift the Apollo astronauts to the moon and for all Space Shuttle flights. The Saturn V continues to be used to resupply the International Space Station.

    Stennis is one of ten NASA field centers in the United States.

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