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Could American sanctions to Russia extend to the international space station?

Asked by talljasperman (19179 points ) March 26th, 2014

Seeing that America has no other way to the space station , save some few countries, could sanctions endanger lives and science?

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rojo's avatar

I hope not but yes, it could depending upon how pissy Putin and Obama get.

Hopefully the scientifically community will tell the political community where to shove it and keep on working together for the good of all.

herculies's avatar

Do we have an astrnaut up there?! He’s screwed. The russians will give a parachute and small tank of oxygen and show him out the airlock.

zenvelo's avatar

There is actually a Russian space ship that launched yesterday with an American on board, but there was a small problem with the docking maneuver and it won’t dock to the space station until tomorrow.

GloPro's avatar

Wait… What about Virgin Galactic?

ragingloli's avatar

@GloPro
They do not have anything near powerful enough to launch even a single person into orbit.
Ariane 5 might be able to do it, but there is no capsule for it.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@rojo “Hopefully the scientifically community will tell the political community where to shove it ”

The scientific community can say all it wants and the political community will ignore it, much as it largely does anyway.

dabbler's avatar

Sounds like part of the plot of 2010.

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