Breaking: Moscow to ban US from using Russian rocket engines for military launches

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  1. dawg

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    Russia is to deny the US future use of the International Space Station beyond 2020 and will also bar its rocket engines from launching US military satellites as it hits back at American sanctions imposed over Ukraine crisis.

    Russia’s deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced a series of punitive measures on Tuesday against the US in response to sanctions imposed after Russia annexed Crimea.



    The two countries have long cooperated closely on space exploration despite their clashes in foreign policy.

    The Space Station is manned by both American and Russian crew, but the only way to reach it is by using Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft.

    The US is keen to keep the $100 billion (£600) ISS flying until at least 2024, four years beyond its original target.

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ing-Space-Station-over-Ukraine-sanctions.html
     
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    noice exchange rate
     
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    No surprise there. I'm surprised American astronauts even trust a Russian made vehicle.
     
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    In America, you find Waldo. In Russia, Waldo finds YOU!
     
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    I guess the message has been lost with all the meme posts. Anyway, this is serious. It's the cold war all over again.
     
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    This will make everyone feel better

    [video=youtube;Q_RB1ENTayU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_RB1ENTayU[/video]
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    It's a shity move by them.....but don't we have our own rockets somewhere we can use
     
  10. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    What a fuckin disgrace! :facepalm:


    America once dominated the world in rocket engine technology, and Rocketdyne led the way. Like all the other world leading space and aviation factories that once filled California, now they've been all bulldozed into shopping malls or business parks. The only evidence of the once powerful American industry are now photos and film clips.


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    Rocketdyne, main facility in Canoga Park, California. Once a massive build facility, now only an office and tiny r&d lab.
     
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    I figured this was going to happen. A few weeks ago one high ranking Russian official made a crack about the US was going to have to use a slingshot to get their satellites into space.
     
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    Our government in it's infinite wisdom has set us up for this fall by canceling our shuttle program, thereby making us subservient to Russia.


    Filthy bear fuckers.
     
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    We really should be ashamed of ourselves. But guess what? No one cares about anything but their own comfort level. It will only get worse and worse.
     
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    cg256 Well-Known Member VIP

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    The Soyuz capsule has a much better success rate than the American Shuttle. The Soyuz hasn't had a major malfunction or fatality since 1971.
     
  15. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    In the end the American people will suffer for the failures of our Government. What the people of the world do not realize is that our Government does not represent the people. Sad fact but true.
     
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    That was expected after those shitheads at NASA started playing politics with space.

    From April 3rd:

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/03/nasa-cuts-ties-russia-ukraine-space-station

    Took Russians a while to respond to NASA's sanctions.
     
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    Ugh. Since when do we have to ask permission from goddamn russians?
     
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    Ever since we sold our soul to the Devil.
     
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    just thinking out loud here. What if......we start making really tiny satellites and use actual slingshots? Maybe
     
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    Obama cancelled the Orion/constellation programs that were supposed to replace the retiring space shuttle and made us dependably upon the Russians . To cut costs...