Boeing Awarded ISS Support Contract Extension

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 20, 2020

NASA has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential $916M contract modification that will extend the company's engineering and operational management assistance to the International Space Station through September 2024.

The signed agreement covers matters such as engineering support services, resources, and personnel for activities aboard the ISS. Regular wear and tear from years in Space will see the station decommissioned in the coming decade. The contract is valued at about 225 million dollars annually, said the statement. "We thank NASA for their confidence in our team and the opportunity to support the agency's vital work in spaceflight and deep-space exploration for the benefit of all humankind".

Boeing announced in a press release that it has won an nearly one billion dollar contract to support the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through to 2024. The Earth facilities include the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in Florida, and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

ISS operations have been extended to at least 2024.

The U.S. planemaker and aerospace major said recent analysis showed the spacecraft was safe and mission-capable. The astronauts conduct microgravity experiments that help treat disease, increase food production, and manufacture technology impossible to produce on Earth's surface. Boeing is building on this legacy with its CST-100 Starliner, a spacecraft developed in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

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