NASA will pay $55.8 million a seat for six rides to the International Space Station on Russian Soyuz vehicles in 2013-14, a surprisingly small increase given the monopoly on human space transportation Soyuz will enjoy after the space shuttle fleet retires at the end of this year. Negotiators for NASA’s space station program office and Russian space agency Roscosmos agreed on a price 9% above the $51 million NASA will pay for each Soyuz seat through 2012. Lawmakers and others have worried ...

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