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Can American Astronauts Return Without Russia?

Due to the closing of America’s space shuttle program, the US now has to pay Russia to take American astronauts into Space. So the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is being monitored closely by NASA.

With growing tensions between Russia and the rest of the world over the invasion of Crimea, Ukraine, what does this mean for the scheduled launch on March 25th? It’s still on schedule, but what if Russia backs out? DNews explores NASA’s options in this video.


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