* extend or modify existing contracts including contracts for flight and ground testing of solid rocket motors
Does that wording imply Ares I-Y?
Not necessarily - SLS would/will use SRBs.
The Senate bill uses this wording:
(2) MODIFICATION OF CURRENT CONTRACTS.— 4
In order to limit NASA’s termination liability costs 5
and support critical capabilities, the Administrator 6
shall, to the extent practicable, extend or modify ex- 7
isting vehicle development and associated contracts 8
necessary to meet the requirements in paragraph 9
(1), including contracts for ground testing of solid 10
rocket motors, if necessary, to ensure their avail- 11
ability for development of the Space Launch System. 12