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Posts tagged with 'Soyuz'

26 Apr, 2011

Holy Outsourcing Batman!

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen

When the Space Shuttle retires as scheduled in June, NASA will be dependent on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Based on a recent $753 million contract NASA awarded to the Russian Federal Space Agency, these outsourced services cost U.S. taxpayers roughly $63 million per seat. It’s doubtless a hefty price tag, but NASA lacks U.S.-based

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Aerospace, nasa, Virgin Galactic, Soyuz, Milaero, Geek, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, ISS, Elon Musk, rad-hard, spacex, Mentor, Boeing, Russian Federal Space Agency, Space Shuttle, Mentor Graphics

22 Apr, 2011

J VanDomelen Decades ago, the United States and the Soviet Union were in competition, battling for superiority in the space race and demonstrating scientific prowess, technological capabilities, and power. Now fodder for the history books, the space race bred myriad advancements through competition; today, in a time of budget cuts, the U.S. is paying Russia for help when it comes to human spaceflight. NASA officials … Read More

Military, Milaero, nasa, Charles Bolden, Geek, Aerospace, Obama, Mentor.com, Russian Federal Space Agency, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Soyuz, Mentor Graphics

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