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Putin Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Next Space Taxi Generation

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In the increasingly acrimonious relationship between the US and Russia--which is looking more and more like a nasty divorce case with each passing day--the fate of the US involvement with the International Space Station has been cast into doubt, with the US balking at paying the Russians $71 million each time we send an astronaut up on a Russian Soyuz.


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REAL SCIENCE: A Pain In The Asteroid

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While we were all so busy watching the anticipated approach of asteroid 2012 DA 14, a chunk of space rock the size of a bus slipped in under the radar and broke up in a spectacular fireball over the Ural Mountains, scaring the daylights out of hundreds of unsuspecting Russians.

 

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