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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:10 AM

US Negotiating to Buy One or Two Seats on Russias Soyuz Flights to Space Station

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States is negotiating to buy one or two seats on upcoming Russian Soyuz flights to the International Space Station (ISS) to ensure the continued presence of US astronauts on it, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) official said.

"NASA intends to purchase one or two additional Soyuz seats to ensure continuous US presence aboard the International Space Station," NASA Johnson Space Centre Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot said on Friday. "Negotiations are ongoing."

The spokesman said that the negotiated deal meets recommendations of US advisory committees, including the Government Accountability Office, and aims to provide additional back-up capability in case US crew flights are delayed.

Huot’s comments followed Roscosmos Director Dmitri Rogozin’s comments on Thursday that NASA was seeking to purchase an unnamed number of seats on upcoming manned Russian flights to the ISS.

The United States currently does not have any human-rated space booster of its own operational. NASA’s last purchased seat on a Soyuz is the one to be used by astronaut Chris Cassidy in April 2020.

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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:26 AM

1. I wonder if the Russians would make a trade for

that new carrier, or a couple of F-35s . . . .





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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 09:39 AM

2. but--but--Space Force

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