posted 03-12-2006 01:56 AM
1. For starters, recommend you become familiar with the NASA Procurement Management System (iNPMS) http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/npms/npms.cgi
It will allow you to execute a query by Contract numbers or adhoc however their online database is currently limited to contracts either active or initiated subsequent to approximately 1996. Its unclear if they will be supporting archival access to earlier data in the future.
2. Contract number prefix's generally refer to the specific procurement site/facility that initiated the contract. NAS8-XXXXX an MSFC contract, NAS5-XXXXX a GSFC contract vehicle.
3. Here are a few contract numbers that may assist...
NAS 9-5829 (ALSEP) - BENDIX?
NAS9-13100 (ATSP) - ROCKWELL?
NAS 9-1100 (LEM) - GRUMMAN
NAS 9-150 (CSM) - NORTH AMERICAN
NAS 7-1 (S-IV) - DOUGLAS
NAS 7-101 (S-IVB) - DOUGLAS
NAS 7-200 (S-II) - NORTH AMERICAN
NAS 8-5608 (S-IC) - BOEING
NAS 5-59 (PROJ MERCURY) - MCDONNELL
NAS 9-119 (PROJ MERCURY) – MCDONNELL
NAS 9-170 (PROJ GEMINI) - MCDONNELL
NAS 9-14593 (MANNED MANEUV UNIT) – MARTIN MARRIETA
NAS 8-27980 (SSME) - ROCKWELL
NAS 8-30300 (Shuttle ET) – MARTIN MARIETTA
NAS 8-30490 (Shuttle SRB) - THIOKOL
NAS 9-14000 (Shuttle ORBITER) - ROCKWELL
NAS 9-14444 (Shuttle AVIONICS SOFTWARE) – IBM
NAS 9-97150 (SPACESUITS/EMU) – HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND
NAS 15-10000 (ISS) - BOEING
NAS 5-32865 (HST) – BALL AEROSPACE
NAS 3-19150 (ATLAS/CENTAUR) – GENERAL DYNAMICS
NAS 5-24084 (DELTA) - MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
NAS9-97125 (SPECIAL INSTRUMENTS LAB) - Muniz Engineering, Inc. (MEI)
[This message has been edited by LT Scott Schneeweis (edited March 12, 2006).]