Worries over Russia spur calls for faster action on commercial crew

03/20/2014 | Examiner.com

Some lawmakers are urging accelerated funding for NASA's commercial crew program, worried that the Russia-Ukraine crisis might mean the U.S. needs to break dependence on Russia's Soyuz taxi service faster. "We've got to properly fund and support commercial space flight so we can keep our space program alive and well, no matter happens with Russia," said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who, along with some other members of Congress, wants additional funding for the NASA program.

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