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Russia To Deny Us Access To International Space Station Over Ukraine Sanctions
Breitbart Big Peace ^ | May 13 ,2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL

Posted on 05/13/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Reuters reports Rogozin announced that the United States would not be able to use the International Space Station beyond 2020, when the mutual agreement to use it was set to expire, though NASA had requested an extension to 2024. The money used to keep it open would go to "more promising space projects" after 2020,

In addition, Russia would not allow its native rocket engines to launch US military satellites and would close off eleven GPS sites on its territory until further notice. The measures are in response to sanctions from the United States, which Rogozin called "out of place and inappropriate."

While the United States has had access to the International Space Station for years, the only way to enter the station is using Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the Daily Mail notes. This gives Russia full discretion to decide which astronauts can access it.

Rogozin had previously hinted that Russia might use the space program as a way to counter a series of sanctions on it from the United States after Russia annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea. After an initial round of sanctions in April, Rogozin tweeted that America should find another way to reach the International Space station: "I suggest U.S. delivers its astronauts to the ISS [international space station] with a trampoline."

That outburst came as a response to a sanction directly related to NASA. In April, the American space agency announced that "Given Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Nasa is suspending the majority of its ongoing engagements with the Russian Federation." Those engagements did not include the International Space Station, however, which NASA was keen on keeping open for longer than the original date set to expire in 2020. That announcement came a month after questions surrounding the tensions between ethnic

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Russia knows how to play hardball.

They’re giving the Hero of Benghazi a chance to back down and apologize.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 4:13:15 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Baah, in six more years, you’ll be able to take your
kids up to see what a antique space station looked like.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 4:18:17 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: Hojczyk

Besides wasting a lot of money, can anyone tell me what the international space station has given us?


4 posted on 05/13/2014 4:20:40 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: tet68

Well Gee Wally, nasa is too busy bowing to mozlums.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 4:21:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: tet68

don’t have the fare


6 posted on 05/13/2014 4:22:10 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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7 posted on 05/13/2014 4:22:13 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: Hojczyk
IIRC, Obama said...."No Funding For You"...and retired our means of getting to the station.

And I remember something about getting Muslims involved in our space program.

8 posted on 05/13/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hojczyk

In other words, the Russians will send the Americans home. America’s time in space is over.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/mar/12/rush-limbaugh/rush-limbaugh-says-barack-obama-turned-nasa-muslim/


10 posted on 05/13/2014 4:30:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Shortly before the Apollo 11 mission, perched on its massive Saturn rocket, thundered off from Cape Kennedy to accomplish its historic manned landing on the Moon in July 1969, there was a singular encounter you don't often hear about. A protest group of some 300 members of the Poor People's Campaign, led by the civil rights activist and pastor Ralph Abernathy, approached the launch site, bringing with them mules as symbols of rural poverty. Abernathy pointed out to onlookers that, while many billions of dollars had been spent in achieving this moment, a fifth of Americans lacked adequate food, clothing and medical care. The NASA PR machine swung into action and Abernathy and a contingent of protesters were invited to watch the launch as guests of the space agency. The somewhat bemused pastor was asked to pray for the safety of the astronauts and, interviewed after the launch, commented: "I'm happy that we're going to the Moon; but I'd be even happier if we had learned to live together here on Earth."

http://astronomy.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=58381&p=3&topicID=10225223&sort=oldestFirst&page=

You can't totally blame Boomer, as you can see the civil rights leadership has had a hard-on for the space program since the sixties.

11 posted on 05/13/2014 4:45:03 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: Hojczyk

The Russians then will invite the Chinese to join them on the ISS.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 4:53:54 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Hojczyk

The ISS in almost completely American know-how, American technology, American money, etc. Hillary made it “International” to suit her anti-American agenda when Bill was president. I’m puzzled how the Russians ended up in the driver’s seat, other than Presidents Bush and Obama gutting NASA.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 6:57:58 PM PDT by odawg
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To: Calusa
Jeez, Judas, do we take away Mary's money and give it to the poor or do we let her "touch the face of God?"


14 posted on 05/13/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I Won't Go Underground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wema3CNqzvg)
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To: morphing libertarian

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2014/05/panel-moves-to-end-nasas-reliance-on-russia-to-reach-space-station/


15 posted on 05/14/2014 3:47:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

ThAnx


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:48:04 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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