Boeing signs $2.8B contract with NASA


(CNN/NASA TV) — Boeing has signed a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System.

The SLS is the most powerful rocket ever built.

Under the $2.8 billion contract, Boeing will be the prime contractor on the SLS.

Boeing hopes to have an initial test flight by 2017. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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