Boeing signs $2.8B contract with NASA

(CNN/NASA TV)
(CNN/NASA TV)

(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.

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