NASA Chief to Congress: ‘Don’t Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia’

NASA Chief to Congress: 'Don't Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia'

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is tired of relying on the Russians to carry American astronauts into space. Currently, the United States pays for spots on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, which carry people and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting Earth. The White House decided to retire the Space Shuttle in 2004 after the Columbia disaster, leading to the final launch in 2011.

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