"Sole Source Modification" Announced
By NASA to its contract with SpaceX, which operates the only American system currently carrying NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
The Expected Value
Of the modified contract was not disclosed in an agency blog post Wednesday (June 1).
The Five-Flight Purchase Adds On
To a $3.5 billion contract awarded to SpaceX in February for three additional astronaut missions with its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule
While SpaceX Is The Only Company
Sending astronauts to space for NASA right now, NASA indicated that Boeing's Starliner capsule will be ready soon.
Its major objectives during an uncrewed test flight to the ISS that ended on May 25.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program
"The recent success of Boeing’s uncrewed flight test is helping to solidify NASA's long-term goals,"