NASA awards ISS contract extension to Boeing

NASA has awarded a five-year $1.2bn (£0.8m) contract extension to aerospace and defence company Boeing to continue engineering support of the International Space Station (ISS) until 30 September 2015.

Work under the contract extension is intended to maintain the station at peak performance levels so that the full value of the research laboratory is available to NASA, its international partners, other US government agencies and private companies.