NASA negotiating an extension of its deal with the Russians to fly astronauts to ISS


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How our government gets Americans in space in the modern era: NASA is negotiating an extension of its deal with the Russians to fly astronauts to ISS.

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3 comments

  • Joe2

    This would seem to imply that even the current ‘NASA Leadership’ lacks confidence in commercial crew.

    Who would have thought it?

  • Bill

    If we used the dollar bills that we are throwing away on NASA as fuel for a booster then we’d be getting somewhere. Why are we in such a rush to throw down $60 million a seat to catch a ride to a station where no meaningful work is being done?

    We should use automated systems to boost the station for now. Let’s bide our time until our commercial rockets are good to go. We have the brains and the technological know-how to accomplish great things in LEO and beyond, we shouldn’t have to prove anything to anyone. This whole cold war attitude of spending billions just to prove a point without accomplishing anything will not get us the results we’re looking for in manned spaceflight.

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