Manned Launches to Resume at Cape Canaveral

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    Seems the days of space shuttles are over. At least we seem to be reaching the point where we no longer need to rely on Russia to get our people to the International Space Station. Civilian companies seem to be coming up with boosters that NASA no longer has the capability of producing.

    United Launch Alliance is involved in NASA’s Commercial Crew program that will take American astronauts into space on missions launched from U.S. soil. Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the U.S. has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, to get astronauts to the International Space Station.

    More @ United Launch Alliance preps for the return of manned space missions from Cape Canaveral
     
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    Anything that makes us less reliant on the Russians is a good thing. We never should have stuck out our thumb to hitch a ride with Putin.
     
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