The last 2 sentences are the most important. With the Obama regime backing off the space industry, it’s time that private enterprise in this nation step in and do the job.
You know, this is getting old already. We are dependent on the Chinese for our debt. We are obligated to the turbulent Middle East for our energy and now we are begging rides to space from the Russians. WE ARE PAYING EVERYONE!
Feel like the butt of everyones jokes yet? The world is laughing at and mocking us!
With the United States phasing out the shuttle program, the new way for U.S. astronauts to get to the International Space Station will be to catch a ride with the Russians, and NASA’s existing contract for that transport priced each rocket ride at just under $56 million.
Now, Russia is hiking the price for each rocket ride to nearly $63 million in 2014. The contract extension with the Russian Space Agency totals $753 million, which covers trips for a dozen astronauts from 2014 through 2016.
Why such a price hike? NASA officials chalk it up to inflation.