Outsourcing the US Space Program…To Russia?
Bill Quick

Payin’ Putin: As Ukraine crisis simmers, NASA to pay Russia $71M for rocket ride | Fox News

The U.S. will pay Russia $70.7 million for a single shuttle ride aboard the country’s Soyuz rocket Tuesday night, even as President Barack Obama fights for sanctions and penalties against Russia for its recent invasion of the Ukraine.

With politicians wrangling over the most diplomatic way to respond to Russia’s aggression, NASA said the space pay-off to the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) wouldn’t be affected by politics.

The U.S. domestic space industry really needs to get up and running.  I find this hilarious, by the way.  All the hysterics squealing about Edward Snowden revealing top secrets to the Russkies, while we hand over our most advanced technology to their rocket guys.

I’m sure they wouldn’t peek, though.  Right?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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