Boeing gets $2.8 billion contract from NASA

Wed Jul 2, 2014 1:37pm EDT

The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young

The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, April 24, 2013.

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(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said it signed a $2.8 billion contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS).

The agreement comes as NASA and Boeing complete the Critical Design Review on the core stage, the last major review before full production begins, Boeing said.

(Reporting by Sweta Singh in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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