Space: Take That, Putie (Putin)! NASA Looks To SpaceX and Boeing For ISS Missions

It's about time.  NASA has just awarded SpaceX and Boeing provide transportation to the International Space Station.  The contract is around $7 billion. 

If development and testing goes according to plan (which something like this almost never does), blast off is set for the end of 2017.

I can't tell you how important this is.  Right now, the American and Western space programs like NASA is at the whim and mercy of Putin, yeah, the same guy threatening to destabilize eastern Europe in order to bring back the old USSR. 

How we got here today is another example of the myopic nature of politicians who allowed the space shuttle program to end without a viable alternative. 

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