Boeing Will Pilot The Space Station

Chalk up a big one for Boeing. On Aug. 17, NASA gave it sole control of the $20 billion space station project. But can Boeing keep costs within the stratosphere? The original price tag was $30 billion, but some $9 billion has already been spent, and Boeing is supposed to keep future outlays to $10.5 billion. The troubled station is scheduled to be in orbit by 2002. Boeing, which already has a $3.1 billion space station contract, still must hash out the fee for its new role.

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