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Friday, March 07, 2008

NASA Wary of Relying on Russia to ISS

In 2 1/2 years, just as the station gets fully assembled, the United States will no longer have any spacecraft of its own capable of carrying astronauts and cargo to the station, in which roughly $100 billion is being invested. The three space shuttles will be retired by then, because of their high cost and questionable safety, and NASA will have nothing ready to replace them until 2015 at the earliest, relates an article entitled "NASA Wary of Relying on Russia" in today's edition of The Washington Post.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Commies to our left, neo-facist to our right...come on India! Come on Japan! We need democratic space partners to rely on instead of china and russia!

We should bite the bullet and NOT fly till it is on either our or a friendly lifter.

Congress, please triple NASAs constalation buget and ground the shuttle now. The heck with the ISS, if the europens want it, let them buy it and build, we have the moon to go to!

Anonymous said...

Commies to our left, neo-facist to our right...come on India! Come on Japan! We need democratic space partners to rely on instead of china and russia!

We should bite the bullet and NOT fly till it is on either our or a friendly lifter.

Congress, please triple NASAs constalation buget and ground the shuttle now. The heck with the ISS, if the europens want it, let them buy it and build, we have the moon to go to!