NASA awards Boeing with $2.8 Billion Contract to Develop Space Launch System

July 4, 2014 2:38 PM

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NASA awards Boeing with $2.8 Billion Contract to Develop Space Launch System

Boeing has earned a contract from NASA to help in development of the Space Launch System (SLS), which is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle being designed to raise the bars of science and human exploration in outer space.

NASA has already contracted Boeing for national security-related space launches. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing and it supplies rocket engines to NASA after importing them from Russia. A big controversy was recently created after the US imposed sanc...

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