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Russia casts doubt on US' future with the ISS over Ukraine sanctions
·FoxNews.com ^ | May 13, 2014

Posted on 05/13/2014 2:43:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The head of Russia’s space program says Moscow will reject the United States’ request to use the International Space Station beyond 2020 – the latest twist in a standoff between the two countries over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who leads Russia’s defense industry, made the announcement Tuesday. He also said Russia will block Washington from using Russian-made rocket engines to launch military satellites, according to Reuters.

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 2:43:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah right

Bam bam will focus on this like a laser beam


2 posted on 05/13/2014 2:53:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m confused, why are we asking permission to use our own $%#^ing space station???? We designed it, hauled it up there and assembled it, so the (&)*& are the Russians to say who gets to use it????


3 posted on 05/13/2014 2:54:55 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

My thoughts as well.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 2:59:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Robe

You bought a house in the hills but sold your jeep for a fiat 500. Good luck


5 posted on 05/13/2014 3:03:08 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

Hell we don’t even have the Fiat, we ‘re travelin Shanks Mare!!!


6 posted on 05/13/2014 3:06:41 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

from Wiki ISS is a joint US-Russian venture.

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. It is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998.[7] Now the largest artificial body in orbit, it can often be seen at the appropriate time with the naked eye from Earth.[8] The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components. ISS components have been launched by American Space Shuttles as well as Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets.[9] In 1984 the ESA was invited to participate in Space Station Freedom.[10] After the USSR dissolved, the United States and Russia merged Mir-2 and Freedom together in 1993.[9]


7 posted on 05/13/2014 3:07:49 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: BenLurkin

Help, please. Is it true that we cannot operate the space station with the Russian segment? And if so, who thought that was a good plan?

Just asking.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 3:09:15 PM PDT by impactplayer
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To: Reaganez

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/22/world/international-space-station-fast-facts/index.html


9 posted on 05/13/2014 3:10:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Robe

Honestly. I’ve heard ‘Shanks Mare” for all my 64 years and never knew what it meant. Do you have some history on that?


10 posted on 05/13/2014 3:10:14 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Robe

I suppose they’ll let us use it, but we have to drive there without their help.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 3:11:53 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: BenLurkin
request to use the International Space Station beyond 2020

We don't request to use it; we built it and there is no Russian veto on that.

What he's talking about is the request to GET there.

Because currently we can't. Gotta use a Soyuz outta Baikonur.

But supposedly by 2020 we'll have a fleet of capsules and spaceplanes - Dragon, Cygnus, Orion and CST-100.

Which I actually believe is true...unless the Kenyan kills all the programs.

Which he might if he thought there was an illegal somewhere who needs a free lunch.

We were gonna walk away from Soyuz rides anyway.

12 posted on 05/13/2014 3:13:06 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Safetgiver
I'd never heard it, and I'm close to you in age.

World Wide Words: Shank's mare. I can rest now, I learned something new today.

13 posted on 05/13/2014 3:14:34 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Robe

The Russkies are currently the only ones with the lift capability to get our folks to-and-from it, thanks to the Obamanation mothballing our shuttle fleet and putting them on display like museum pieces. That’s who they are.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 3:17:30 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Robe; BenLurkin

IMO, and I have stated so on this forum a number of times, it was a horses ass idea to refer to our space station as an international space station.

We paid for about 90% of the cost of putting that space station up there. So instead of calling it Space Station USA or whatever, we caved and gave it away in name.

Can someone tell me who would have refused to go to Space Station USA? Who would have refused to provide some modules for it?

We are a nation that is in full melt-down abdication.

Man, watching this is painful.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 3:21:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Cboldt

It’s Scottish, dating from the eighteenth century. There was a verb, to shank or to shank it, meaning to go on foot. This is from standard English shank for the part of the leg from the knee to the ankle, which comes from Old English sceanca, the leg bone. This verb developed into shank’s naig or shank’s naigie (where the second words are local forms of nag, a horse) and later into shank’s mare. It was a wry joke: I haven’t got a horse of my own for the journey, so I’ll use Shank’s mare to get there, meaning I’ll go on my own two feet. This supposed link with a person called Shank explains why the first word is often capitalised.

Another form, now more common in Britain, is shank’s pony.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 3:22:36 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Agreed. 100%


17 posted on 05/13/2014 3:24:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Cboldt

Sorry to come in a second time, but I’m of Scots ancestry and never knew what I posted before this one. What a wonderful thing the interwebbyything is.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 3:27:18 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks BenLurkin


19 posted on 05/13/2014 3:27:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Cboldt

Cool. Great explanation provided there...


20 posted on 05/13/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Just blow it up.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Regulator

NASA has been re-purposed for Moslem outreach.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 4:04:21 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: BenLurkin
Russia casts doubt on US' future with the ISS over Ukraine sanctions

Ummmm.
OK.

Who needs whom more?

I will swim against the current here and conclude that this is a good thing.

Funding the enemy's intercontinental weapons capabilities (and reliability) always seemed to me as a stupid geopolitical, strategy, to reduce it to simplistic but real terms.

23 posted on 05/13/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: BenLurkin

…And the President responded to the incident by saying, quote, "Screw those Commie bastards, and screw their little wussy space station."

24 posted on 05/13/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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25 posted on 05/13/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: publius911

I would bet that by then, not using Russian engines
won’t even be a consideration.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 4:11:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Robe
We designed it, hauled it up there and assembled it, so the (&)*& are the Russians to say who gets to use it????

They don't claim to be deciding who uses it; They are just asserting their ownership of the launch vehicles facilities.

The US chose to transform space-related funding to additional welfare.

Can't blame the Russians for that!

27 posted on 05/13/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Safetgiver

Only from my “Sainted Irish Mother” which told me many times in her Great little brogue....”Take shanks Mare down to the shop for a pound of sugar”....


28 posted on 05/13/2014 4:16:06 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: impactplayer

Yes. We can’t even get astronauts to or back from the space station now, because Obama shelved the Space Shuttle program. So the only way to get there now is with Russian Soyuz rockets, at least until SpaceX (US company) can finish their rocket in 2016~.

The globalist thinking is that if all countries are dependant on each other, there will be no more wars, and everybody will become best friends. Of course, just like the Concert of Europe, it fails once one country gets ambitious. It only takes one.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 4:38:30 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: BenLurkin

Wow! Who could have ever seen this coming???
Thankfully at least China is our friend and will always be there for us, manufacturing everything we need no matter what. It’s a shame that we don’t have some sort of National Aeronautics and Space Administration of some sort, then we could make our own rockets. Maybe China will make some and send them to us.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 4:40:35 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: BenLurkin
So what? Didn't Emperor Barack tell his NASA Director that his major job was Muslim outreach? Why do we care about the ISS? NASA can used the money saved to fund Muslim terrorist groups at home — or export them into the solar system.
31 posted on 05/13/2014 8:18:40 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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