DENVER — Research outcomes on the International Space Station (ISS) will be so important to the future of U.S. human spaceflight that NASA is considering bartering for Russian crew time to help out with research in its facilities. Since station assembly was completed last summer, the three U.S.-side crewmembers (including those from NASA’s international partners in Canada, Europe and Japan) have been averaging a collective 35 hr. of hands-on research a week, the planned amount given ...

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