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posted by n1 on Thursday April 03 2014, @03:43PM   Printer-friendly
from the sabre-rattle-heard-in-space dept.

NASA has released a statement indicating that they are "suspending the majority" of "ongoing engagements with the Russian Federation". Cooperation will continue "to maintain safe and continuous operation of the International Space Station." They have taken this action citing violations Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia.

NASA apparently is focusing on regaining human spaceflight capabilities and ending dependence on Russia. The statement goes on to say: "The choice here is between fully funding the plan to bring space launches back to America or continuing to send millions of dollars to the Russians." According to time.com the "information initially came to light from a leaked memo".

This comes after a recent statement by Charles Bolden a NASA administrator indicating that relations with Russia were fine. There are currently Two Americans, Three Russians, and the Japanese Commander aboard the ISS Expedition 39.

 
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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 04 2014, @12:41AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 04 2014, @12:41AM (#25947)

    The US has no position of "moral high ground". And the notion
    that the US is the police force of the world is an old tired idea that
    in reality has its true roots in US imperialism which was performed
    at the behest of multinational companies which originated in the US.
    United Fruit, Halliburton, etc. are all the same sort of swine.

    Obama is not competent to serve in the office he gained by
    duping voters. I confess I was one of those duped, but having
    realized I was duped I now have profound contempt for Obama.
    I'd actually enjoy reading that he had terminal cancer, if that gives
    you an idea of how much respect I have left for the lying sack of shit.

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