Media about sending Americans to the ISS: US disgrace before Russians ends


The Americans decided to break off Russia's monopoly in delivering astronauts to the International Space Station and now intend to launch manned aircraft to the ISS themselves. The Swiss publication Blick writes that, finally, this “shame” of America before the Russians ends.


9 years have passed since the United States independently sent its astronauts to the ISS, and since then, American taxpayers have been forced to pay $ 80 million for the delivery of Americans on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to an international orbital station, which, of course, infringed " ego ”of such a cosmic power as the United States.

The drama of the situation was added by the fact that the United States bear the brunt of the cost of servicing the ISS - the amounts are hundreds of billions of dollars.

The launch of the ship should take place from Cape Canaveral on May 27 at 23 hours 32 minutes Moscow time. U.S. astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Benken will be delivered to the ISS by the Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Americans will spend about a month at the station.

Back in 2014, NASA head Charles Bolden spoke of the need for the United States to launch its own astronauts on the ISS:

The most significant nation on the planet should launch itself and be independent in space exploration from other countries.

But only in 2020 did the United States have the technical and financial capabilities to put an end to the shameful dependence on Russian spacecraft, the media writes.
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  1. radiootdel4 Offline
    radiootdel4 (Vladimir) 13 May 2020 11: 37
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    The most significant nation on the planet

    - still somehow modestly, and where the epithets are "sun-faced", "trampling the universe", well, etc.
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 13 May 2020 12: 31
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      - still somehow modest, but where are the epithets “sun-faced”, “trampling the universe”, etc.

      These are neutrals, Switzerland nevertheless, they don’t have to prostrate themselves, enough deep bow and kiss the pen. yes
      1. radiootdel4 Offline
        radiootdel4 (Vladimir) 13 May 2020 12: 45
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        Oh how, ett them. I’m untrained to their politicians ...
      2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 May 2020 19: 02
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        Quote: 123
        Switzerland after all, they don’t have to prostrate themselves

        This is after the financial commissioner from the Fed came to every Swiss bank? With the right to withdraw any amounts in dollars and even francs (if the account holder has or had American citizenship)?
        Switzerland is also gradually becoming a reservation.
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) 13 May 2020 20: 35
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          Switzerland is also gradually becoming a reservation.

          The appearance of independence is still there. And do not take everything so seriously, nevertheless, the words about "the most significant nation on the planet" are voiced by NASA head Charles Bolden. hi
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
            Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 May 2020 21: 04
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            Quote: 123
            And don’t take everything so seriously.

            It’s just a serious joke. And without jokes, the best is lies. repeat
  2. GRF Offline
    GRF 13 May 2020 12: 24
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    Well, and how to cooperate with such, if they consider the cooperation afterwards a disgrace? When the priest burns - save, help - and then it turns out - it’s to them Shame (what didn’t they jump on the embrasures then?), But it turns out that they all could, though not then, but now for sure ... And this list of "civilized" artful designs is growing from Czechs, Poles ... to the USA itself. And they put these as an example to us?

    Instant. (Robert Christmas)
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    Shouts to someone - shame
    To whom - dishonor, and to whom - immortality.
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    It will come as big as a sip,
    A sip of water during the heat of summer.
    But in general, you just need to remember the duty
    From the first instant to the last.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 May 2020 12: 58
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    On the one hand - the ego, on the other hand - only 80 million for delivery ....

    They promised for a long time, they did it leisurely and late, but they did it.
    It's a shame that our many programs are the same ... and have sunk into oblivion ... What’s wrong with the holes, they haven’t been opened to people .....
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 May 2020 19: 03
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      only 80 million for shipping

      The mask will have only 110 from the nose.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 May 2020 19: 43
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        Here! Our deliveries were much cheaper!
      2. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 14 May 2020 14: 44
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        Price in this case is not a determining factor. The United States systematically phased out space cooperation and did not do it for economic reasons. The Cold War reached orbit.
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
          Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 14 May 2020 20: 31
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          Quote: 123
          The Cold War reached orbit.

          The fact is that the ISS is ending. Like once the world. Everything is streaming, and the astronauts / astronauts are busy 70% of the time with repairs.
          And to make at least something similar - only China plans. The manned cosmonautics comes kirdyk.
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 15 May 2020 00: 29
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            The fact is that the ISS is ending. Like once the world. Everything is streaming, and the astronauts / astronauts are busy 70% of the time with repairs.
            And to make at least something similar - only China plans. The manned cosmonautics comes kirdyk.

            If not mistaken, the agreement on the ISS until 2028. Safety margin is available. In my opinion, 5 units of Russian modules were produced in different years, from 1998 to 2010, they plan to launch another 2-3 modules, one per year, starting from 2020. At the expiration of the contract, we undock our neighbors, wave our handkerchief and stay at our station, watch people try to build a lunar station. But something tells me that by 2028 someone will want to extend the contract.
  4. AICO Online
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 13 May 2020 20: 10
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    The most significantly unacceptable !!!
  5. Cyril Offline
    Cyril (Kirill) 13 May 2020 22: 31
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    I hope the launch will not be postponed again and it will be successful.
    1. colyanpirogov Offline
      colyanpirogov (Nikolai Pirogov) 14 May 2020 12: 22
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      Hope is a product of imagination.

      Thornton Wilder

      Bad hopes, like bad guides, lead to bad deeds!

      Pythagoras
  6. Dear sofa expert. 14 May 2020 21: 38
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    ... The shame of the United States before the Russians ends ..

    or begins. We will see 27.05.
  7. T. Henks Offline
    T. Henks (Igor) 15 May 2020 09: 23
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    If you write about hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars, so be kind enough to provide a layout for years. Chatter anyhow blurt out does not give a ride.