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originally posted by: neo96
For the record here.
Since the end of the space shuttle program that was ended without a replacement.
The US has been hitching rides with Russia. That mas made billions off of.
We started back up again Russia looses money.
So Russian sabotage is not out of the realm of reason especially considering the Russian mob runs the country.
And made it's ex KGB leader the 'boss'.
U.S. And Soviet Astronauts Unite Ships And Then Join In Historic Handshakes
'Glad To See You'
Crewmen Eat Lunch--Brezhnev and Ford Praise Link-Up
By John Noble Wilford
Special to The New York Times
Houston, July 17 -- Astronauts of the United States and the Soviet Union united spaceships today and then joined hands in the first international meeting away from earth, a symbolic gesture of the two nations' expressed desire to cooperate in the exploration of space.
The American Apollo made physical contact with the Soviet Soyuz at 12:09 P.M., Eastern daylight time, about 140 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, 620 miles west of Portugal. Then, three and a half minutes later, the two ships achieved a firm link-up.
"We have capture," Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford of the Air Force, the Apollo commander, radioed in Russian to the Soyuz commander, Col. Aleksei A. Leonov...."
Who would have thought back in the days that the mighty USA space agency would end up using Soviet 60s engines for space. Sounds like a bad Hollywood action movie.