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Boeing Receives $1B ISS Engineering, Personnel Support Contract; John Elbon Comments

boeing logoBoeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a five-year, $1.18 billion contract with NASA to evaluate the International Space Station’s ability to maintain operations through 2020.

Boeing will perform engineering, resources and personnel support services for the station systems, and supply hardware and software, the company said Tuesday.

NASA is working with its international partners on the project to assess the station’s five-year maintenance effort.

“This is a continuation of the successful relationship with NASA and 16 partner nations in maintaining the health of the station, ” said John Elbon, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space Exploration.

Boeing will carry out the task at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and other locations.

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