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The end effect of significantly slashing NASA’s Fiscal 2016 commercial crew budget request by both the US Senate and the US House is to tell NASA to ‘Buy Russian’ rather than to ‘Buy American.’

canada goose The $490 million of US taxpayer dollars will pay for six astronaut seats on the Soyuz manned capsule in 2018 and 2019 that are now required due to uncertainty over whether the pair of new Canada Goose sale crewed transporters being built by Boeing and SpaceX for NASA will actually be available in 2017 as planned. canada goose

Furthermore the average cost per seat under the new contract with Russia rises to $81.7 million compared to about $76 million for the most recent contract, an increase of about 7 percent.

canada goose factory sale In response to the Congressional CCP budget cuts, NASA Administrator Bolden sent a letter notifying Congressional lawmakers about the agency’s new contract modifications with the Russian space canada goose agency about future crewed flights to the space station. canada goose factory sale

Canada Goose Online «I am writing to inform you that NASA, once again, has modified its current contract with the Russian government to meet America’s requirements for crew transportation services. taxpayers will be approximately $490 million,» Bolden wrote in an Aug. 5 letter to the leaders of the House and Senate committees responsible for deciding canada goose store NASA’s funding. Canada Goose Online

The budget situation is completely inexplicable given the relentless pressure from Congress, led be Sen. John McCain, on the Department of Defense and US Canada Goose online aerospace firm United Launch Alliance (ULA) to stop purchasing and using the Russian made RD 180 engines for the 100% reliable Atlas V rocket by 2019 as a way to punish Russian’s President Vladimir Putin and his allies.

Because on the other hand, those same congressional ‘leaders’ clearly have no hesitation whatsoever in putting money into Putin’s canada goose clearance sale allies pockets via the NASA commercial crew account at the expense of jobs for American workers and while simultaneously potentially endangering the ISS as a hedge against possible Russian launch failures. Multiple Russian and American rockets have suffered launch failures over the past year.

Boeing and SpaceX were awarded contracts by NASA Administrator Bolden in September 2014 worth $6.8 Billion to complete the development and manufacture of their privately developed CST 100 and Crew Dragon astronaut transporters under the agency’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) program and NASA’s Launch America initiative.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) announces the winners of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program development effort to build America’s next human spaceships launching from Florida to the International Space Station. Speaking from Kennedy’s Press Site, Bolden announced the contract award to Boeing and SpaceX to complete the design of the CST 100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft. Former astronaut Bob Cabana, center, director of NASA’s Kennedy canada goose coats on sale Space Center in Florida, Kathy Lueders, manager of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, and former International Space Station Commander Mike Fincke also took part in the announcement.

uk canada goose outlet With CCP we would continue to work cooperatively with the Russians to everyone’s benefit but not be totally dependent on them. uk canada goose outlet

Under NASA’s CCtCAP contract, the first orbital flights of the new ‘space taxis’ launching our astronauts to the International Space Station had canada goose deals been slated to blastoff in 2017. But that schedule was entirely dependent on NASA’s ability to pay both aerospace companies as they made progress on completing the contacted milestones absolutely critical to achieving flight status.

canada goose black friday sale Bolden had already notified Congress in February that the new contract modification would become necessary if Congress failed to fully fund the CCP program to enable the 2017 flights. canada goose black friday sale

canada goose uk shop Since the forced retirement of NASA’s trio of shuttle orbiters in 2011, all American and ISS partner astronauts have been forced to hitch a ride on the Soyuz for flights to the ISS and back. canada goose uk shop

Canada Goose Coats On Sale «Our plans to return launches to American soil make fiscal sense,» Bolden said recently. «It currently costs $76 million per astronaut to fly on a Canada Goose Parka Russian spacecraft. On an American owned spacecraft, the average cost will be $58 million per astronaut.» Canada Goose Coats On Sale

Instead, the Obama Administrations 2016 request for commercial crew (CCP) amounting to $1.244 Billion was dealt another blow, and slashed to only $900 million and $1.0 Billion by the Senate and House committees respectively.

Boeing and SpaceX are building private spaceships to resume launching US astronauts from US soil to the International Space canada goose black friday sale Station in 2017. Credit: NASAAnd this is just the latest in a lengthy string of cuts by Congress which has not fully funded the Administration’s CCP funding requests, since its inception in 2010.

buy canada goose jacket The budget significant budget slashes amounting to 50% or more by Congress, have already forced NASA to delay the first commercial crew flights of the private ‘space taxis’ from 2015 to 2017. buy canada goose outlet canada goose jacket

«Due to their continued reductions in the president’s funding requests for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program over the past https://www.gooseyou.com several years, NASA was forced to extend its existing contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station. This contract modification is valued at about $490 million,» said NASA.

Canada Goose Outlet So the net effect of Congressional CCP cuts has been to prolong US sole reliance on the Russian Soyuz manned capsule at a cost to the US taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars. Canada Goose Outlet

Canada Goose Parka Indeed, canada goose coats given the crisis in Ukraine and recent Russian launch failures, one might think the Congress would eagerly embrace wanting to reduce our total dependence on the Russians for human spaceflight. Canada cheap Canada Goose Goose Parka

canada goose store «Unfortunately, for five years now, the Congress, while incrementally increasing annual funding, has not adequately funded the Commercial Crew Program to return human spaceflight launches to American soil this year, as planned,» Bolden’s letter explains. canada goose store

canada goose clearance sale «This has resulted in continued sole reliance on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft as our crew transport vehicle for American and international partner crews to the ISS.» canada goose clearance sale

buy canada goose jacket cheap «In 2010, I presented to Congress a plan to partner with American industry to return launches to the United States by 2015 if provided the requested level of funding.» buy canada goose jacket cheap

So if Congress had funded the commercial crew program, the US would have launched its first human crews on the CST 100 and crew Dragon to the ISS this year 2015.

NASA has selected experienced astronauts Robert Behnken, Eric Boe, Douglas Hurley and Sunita Williams to work closely with The canadian goose jacket Boeing Company and SpaceX to develop their crew transportation systems and provide crew transportation services to and from the International Space Station. Credits: NASABolden also repeated his request to work with the leaders of Congress in the best interests of our country.

«I am asking that we put past disagreements behind us and focus our collective efforts on support for American industry the Boeing Corporation and SpaceX to complete construction and certification of their crew vehicles so that we can begin launching our crews from the Space Coast of Florida in 2017.».

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