US says they no longer need Russian “Union”

In the next few months, the United States plans to send its astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in its own manned spacecraft.

This statement was made by US Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to the Joseph Ames Research Center, which is located in California.

According to him, this will happen "until next spring," after which the American astronauts "will not need to fly on Russian ships."

Pence’s confidence that the United States will abandon the use of Russian Unions to deliver people to space is based on the successful tests of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, which were conducted by the Elona Mask SpaceX company in March.

During the March trials, the Americans successfully sent Crew Dragon to the ISS. This mission was the first test orbital flight under the CCtCap (Commercial Crew Transportation Capability) program.

The aforementioned program assumes that the private companies SpaceX and Boeing will create manned spacecraft that can ensure the delivery of American astronauts to low Earth orbit.

Another important factor urging the United States to launch its own manned spacecraft is the approaching expiration of the NASA and Roskosmos contracts, which ends in February 2020.
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  1. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 15 November 2019 14: 32
    - Kuma with a cart - the mare is easier !!!
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 November 2019 15: 36
    Everything went to this.
    Remember how the cheers of the media screamed that the Americans couldn't do anything?
    Now will they write the same thing, or will they come up with something new?
  3. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 15 November 2019 16: 56
    Ahh, well, that’s understandable! The daily rent of housing was banned, so they collected their little things. It would be necessary to keep the property damaged, the hole in the woodpeckers was drilled. Stopudovo Highly Likely!
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 15 November 2019 20: 16
    Either they do not fly, then they fly, then they do not fly again. wassat Unclear. request What cranky passengers went. sad Gathered - bring down.
  5. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 16 November 2019 03: 51
    Yes Yes.
    And this is where to go?

    The article was written on October 25 this year.
    Or is the American leadership fed breakfast again?
    Or maybe they said this because they were denied due to the fact that there are no seats. Well then, it becomes clear why they spoke so.
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