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My Take - ISS Issues

When it comes to U.S. and Russian relations,  space has become an issue.  Russia's invasion of Crimea and its continuing threat of Ukraine's sovereignty is causing trouble for NASA. Last week the U.S. government suspended NASA's contact with its Russian counterparts, except for work on the International Space Station. The U.S. and Russia are the main partners for the I-S-S. Currently there are three cosmonauts, two U.S. astronauts and a Japanese astronaut on board, three of whom just arrived. The edict that was sent to NASA and Marshall Space Flight Center employees means NASA representatives won't travel to Russia or communicate with their counterparts or have any kind of meetings with Russian space officials unless it pertains to the I-S-S. For many years, the I-S-S has been a shining example of how counties work together to achieve greatness.  It would be a major step backwards if politics jeopardize the success we have gained through our international partnerships in space sciences.  I'm Vanessa Oubre,  That's "My Take" what's yours.    

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