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MOSCOW - Russia has grounded its Soyuz rockets after one of the unmanned craft crashed shortly after blast-off while carrying tonnes of cargo for the International Space Station, a space official said Thursday.
“A decision has been taken to halt the launch of Soyuz carrier rockets until the reasons for the accident become clear,” the unnamed Russian official told the Interfax news agency.
Wednesday’s accident has raised concerns over the reserves of the six crew members on board the station.."
Originally posted by paraphi
People often forget that the International Space Station is (er) internateional. There's more to it than NASA and the Russians. The European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicle has been used to ferry supplies.