In the next five years, America will pay Russia $ 2.25 billion for the ability to send astronauts into space

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at a hearing in the Committee on Science said that U.S. astronauts until 2017 will not be able to get to the ISS without the help of Russian. All because of a bad planning — "Shuttle" written off, but something will work instead of just five years. Have to pay for the mistake by $ 450 million a year — the same amount requested for the service delivery of Russian American crews to the space station.

Addressing the lawmakers, Bolden said: "We will pay Russia for 450 million dollars a year as long as America does not create its own capacity to deliver people into orbit … I know that you do not want to do that, but we have to pay it is the price. "

ITAR-TASS

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