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 contract extension has an annual value of $225M and covers contractor-provided personnel and resources to support daily operations aboard the orbiting laboratory, Boeing said Wednesday.
The company will also perform contract services at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunstville, Ala., and Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Boeing noted that the award builds on its development of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for the NASA Commercial Crew Program as well as the core stage of the agency’s Space Launch System for deep-space exploration missions.
“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,” said John Mulholland, a vice president and ISS program manager at Boeing.
NASA first partnered with Boeing to support ISS development and management in 1993. The recent award represents the third decade of Boeing’s support for the ISS program under the partnership.