Tuesday, 4 March 2014

What the Ukrainian Crisis Means for Astronauts in Space



What the Ukrainian Crisis Means for Astronauts in Space

Ever since NASA retired its space shuttle program in 2011, the only way to get up to the International Space Station is on a Russian Soyuz. That's why the six humans currently orbiting in space—including two Americans and three Russians—might be paying attention to what's happening on earth two hundred miles below. As tensions run high between the U.S. and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, geopolitics may find its way into space again.
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