Russia wants US to pay for astronaut flights to Space Station

Space Daily
Wednesday 27th February, 2013

Russia will ask the United States to contribute more toward the costs of flying US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesman for the Russian space agency said Thursday.Roskomos spokesman Vyacheslav Davydenko told AFP that since the US space shuttles stopped supplying the jointly manned station in the wake of the February 2003 Columbia disaster Russia had been shouldering the burden.He did not say how much the United States would be asked to pay for the flights, but explained that the reimbursements would be part of a broad review of cost-sharing arrangements including de…

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