The space agency NASA is ready to allocate more than $1 billion for missions to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station.
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An addendum will be made to the current agreement between the agency and SpaceX, under which the company of Elon Musk will receive an additional $ 1.4 billion to perform five missions to deliver astronauts to the ISS.
The agreement provides for the use of spacecraft Crew Dragon and launch vehicle Falcon-9. In addition, NASA will have uninterrupted access to the International Space Station for eight years (until 2030).
At the moment Crew-4 is working on the ISS, but in mid-autumn Crew-5 is to go to the station. The new agreement between NASA and SpaceX involves missions Crew-10, ..., Crew-14. Note that U.S. President Joe Bidenhas authorized the use of the International Space Station until 2030.