NASA Said That It Plans To Purchase
Five additional Crew Dragon missions from SpaceX to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
Although The Space Agency's News
Release does not specifically say so, these may be the final flights NASA needs to keep the space station fully occupied into the year 2030.
As Of Now...
There is no signed international agreement to keep the station flying until then
But This New Procurement
Sends a strong signal that the space agency expects the orbital outpost to keep flying that long.
The Announcement Also Suggests That
SpaceX will fly more than twice as many crews to the space station than the other partner in NASA's commercial crew program, Boeing.
Under The New Agreement
SpaceX would fly 14 crewed missions to the station on Crew Dragon & Boeing would fly 6 during the lifetime of the station.