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NASA's Catch-22: Russia may move astronaut training to Crimea

Sharon Gaudin | Sept. 15, 2014
Russia is reportedly planning to move survival training for all Soyuz passengers to a Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, an area the Russian military grabbed from Ukraine earlier this year.

Everything has not been easy going for NASA and the Russian Federation, however.

In May, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia plans to focus its attention on projects, other than the space station, after 2020.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke out a week later, saying work on the space station will continue with, or without, Russia's cooperation. He added that no single nation is indispensable, and that NASA intends to continue its work with the space station through at least 2024 as expected.


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