Links courtesy of BtB’s stringer Jay, who does the trolling on Twitter so I don’t have to. Commentary however is mostly by yours truly.
Much of this work is presently for the military, so details are sparse.
The picture is astonishing. This is nothing more than a souped-up small RV, built to move the astronauts to the launchpad. The price, $350K, seems quite high. It is also remarkably weird that Boeing is selling it like this. Check out the for-sale sign, in the window dashboard.
The contract is for a five-year period with a maximum payment of $300 million. The award also suggests that NASA is very confident Firefly’s not-yet-flown Alpha rocket will successfully reach orbit on its next launch attempt, now scheduled for September 19th.