Nasa to Buy 5 More  from SpaceX

Astronaut Missions

"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.

Starliner Met

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,"

Mars Helicopter Marks 

New Flight Records