Britain has committed €20 million ($26 million) to help pay for Europe’s continued participation with the International Space Station, a one-time payout that could see U.K. technologies fly aboard NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Flush with cash from an unprecedented 25% boost to its European Space Agency (ESA) contribution level, Britain’s eleventh-hour move to back ISS may have ended a Franco-German standoff over the so-called NASA barter element, under which Europe has ...

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