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NASA is in a strange and expensive pickle with the Russians - Business Insider

NASA, in dealing with Russia's monopoly on human spaceflight, is hoping Boeing can help — that is, by buying tickets the company owns for rides aboard Russian rockets. When NASA retired its last space shuttle in July 2011, it expected commercial ...and more »

As leadership departs, NASA quietly moves to buy more Soyuz seats - Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on board in November. NASA/Bill Ingalls. reader comments 164 ...and more »

A human spaceflight program for the new administration - The Space Review

America is on the verge of a revolution in opening the space frontier, led by the entrepreneurial genius of the American people. There is reason to believe that a much greater NASA emphasis on supporting commercial space development will substantially ...and more »

NASA may rely on Russian shuttles for ISS missions until 2019 - Engadget

NASA is considering buying seats aboard the Soyuz spacecraft for 2019, according to a solicitation it filed recently. The agency originally wanted to end its dependence on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft this year, but SpaceX and Boeing aren't quite ready to ...and more »

NASA's New App is 'The Sims' in Space, With Plants - Gizmodo

As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational app lets you zoom around the International Space Station (ISS), complete various astronaut tasks, and ...and more »

New NASA smartphone game lets you grow plants on ISS - The Hindu

NASA has long worked at growing plants in a low gravity environment. | Photo Credit: AFP. PTI. Washington, January 17, 2017 15:06 IST. Updated: January 17, 2017 15:51 IST. more-in. NASA has launched a gaming app that allows you to virtually float ...and more »

NASA considering Boeing offer for additional Soyuz seats - SpaceNews

The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft being prepared for launch in September. A problem with A Soyuz spacecraft being prepared for launch last fall. NASA is considering a Boeing proposal to purchase additional seats on Soyuz missions, including options for seats ...and more »

Launch failure probe prompts engine swap on Soyuz crew's rocket - Spaceflight Now

Russian engineers will replace rocket engines on two Soyuz rockets assigned to send a batch of supplies and the next crew to the International Space Station after an investigation revealed foreign objects or a manufacturing defect led to the crash of a ...and more »

NASA looks into buying more Russian Soyuz trips to orbit … through Boeing - GeekWire

Image: Soyuz craft A Russian Soyuz craft approaches the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA). NASA is considering a convoluted arrangement to reserve five more seats on Russian Soyuz capsules heading to and from the International Space Station ...and more »

NASA's New App Lets You Become a Crewmember on the ISS - Outer Places

Last month, NASA quietly released the awesome new educational app "Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth," which lets Android and Apple users experience life aboard the ISS. The app really lives up to its name—it's all about managing space-plants ...and more »