Administrator Charles Bolden took the occasion of a $753 million purchase of 12 Soyuz seats for NASA astronauts last week to press Congress for funds to complete the commercial crew development effort. NASA and the Russian Space Agency on March 14 signed a two-year agreement extending the purchase of Soyuz spacecraft for the transportation of U.S., European, Japanese and Canadian astronauts to the ISS through June 2016. The agreement includes transportation for 12 astronauts, at a per ...


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