April 27, 2011


Russia says it will refuse to let unsafe vehicles dock with the International Space Station.  "Unsafe," in this case, means U.S commercial spacecraft... meaning PRIVATE... meaning NOT FUNDED WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY... meaning CHEAPER FOR AMERICA.... meaning.... LOSS OF MONEY TO RUSSIA.

Russia currently has a monopoly on lifeboat services to the International Space Station and next year they will have a monopoly on crew transportation (after the shuttle is retired). Right now Russia is charging us $63 million a seat while SpaceX intends to charge only $20 million a seat.

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