Monday, January 15, 2007

NASA Purchasing Four Russian Space Craft Authentic NASA Toys and Replicas
With the latest round of budget cuts for NASA, it looks as if the American space agency is seeking Russian technology in order to help service the International Space Station (when the shuttle fleet).

(Mos News) NASA is to buy four Russian ships including two Soyuz and two Progress spacecrafts.

"NASA wishes to retire its Shuttles as soon as possible to ensure funds for the construction of their new craft," the head of Russia's manned flight programs Alexie Krasnov said. 'We are happy to help with the availability of our reliable vehicles."

Although the shuttle served America fairly well in the past, its dangers (and expense) were quickly making it an unrealistic approach to space. Russia seems to have an ability to launch vehicles at low cost, which may help NASA keep its sanity while counting the pennies from Congress to keep the space agency alive.

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