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Is NASA Finally Done Paying Russia for Trips to Space? – Gizmodo Australia

NASA just handed over $US90 ($126) million to the Russian space agency for launching astronaut Kate Rubins to the International Space Station. Assuming its comm…

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NASA just handed over $US90 ($126) million to the Russian space agency for launching astronaut Kate Rubins to the International Space Station. Assuming its commercial partners are able to deliver, this could mark the last time NASA purchases a seat on a Soyuz spacecraft.
It was 3-2-1 blastoff at 3:45 p.m. AEDT, October 14, when a Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Sitting in the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft were Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Ku…

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