With the space shuttles demoted to museum exhibits, NASA has relied on Russia to get American astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Now Russia is planning to cut us off because of sanctions over the Ukraine conflict. Remember when Mitt Romney took all that heat for suggesting Russia was our biggest geopolitical foe? Good times.
Quick! Somebody at NASA create a hashtag to fix this!
On the plus side, not going to the space station gives NASA a lot more time to focus on its true mission, Muslim outreach.
Nice work B.O.
Russia will cut off US access to the International Space Station over Ukraine sanctions http://t.co/c2zV405s7q
— DeReK (@dwr508) May 14, 2014
Nifty – Russia is kicking us out of the space station that we built and paid for. #divorcegetsugly
— John Davey (@juanitocabrone) May 13, 2014
I’m kind of thinking that if there are any Americans on the ISS, we probably need to get them the hell off there. http://t.co/XpsnPah5tR
— Eric H. (@ericinva) May 14, 2014
— Panzer Leader (@ArmorCavSpin) May 14, 2014
Not having manned space-flight capability is a huge national defense liability: Russia denies US access to ISS: http://t.co/n328cnfnBo
— FilmLadd (@FilmLadd) May 13, 2014
— FirstCount (@bsalvato) May 13, 2014
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) May 13, 2014