Russia has set a fare of $21.8 million a pop for NASA astronauts to ride a Soyuz vehicle to the International Space Station. Detailed long-term arrangements remain to be negotiated, but the Russian Federal Space Agency has committed to the ticket price through 2011. The price tag emerged in negotiations over how ISS transportation will be handled now that the original barter deal has expired, and the U.S. Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (INA) has been amended to allow NASA to buy ...

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