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March 20, 2011

Russian-USA Space Rides

Nasa has recently agreed to a deal with the Russian space program to share rides to the International Space Station through 2015. The agreement is being reached because NASA is no longer sending manned missions to the station. However this agreement has not come without a hefty pricetag. At a total cost of 753 million the program will enable 12 astronauts ride to the station, this translates to 63 million per astronaut. This lucrative contract has prompted the private sector in the United States to investigate into funding their own space shuttle programs.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110315/sc_ac/8068642_753_million_nasarussia_deal_for_iss_rides

Posted by evanski at March 20, 2011 01:39 PM

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