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U.S. will pay Russia twice price for astronauts delivering on the ISS .. / April 6, 2010 /

NASA and Roskosmos signed a contract under which the U.S. will pay Russia for 55.8 million dollars for each of the six astronauts who will be delivered to the ISS with the help of «Unions» in 2013-2014.testtesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttesttest
As the Associated Press, thus the cost of delivering astronauts increased twice. Earlier delivery of the Americans of the Union was worth 26.3 million dollars for one person.

It is pointed out that the astronauts, which will be delivered to the ISS in 2011 and 2012, NASA will pay 51 million.

The report NASA reported that the signed contract also provides that the «Union», in addition to the astronauts will deliver the goods at the rate of about 110 lbs (50 kg) per person. In addition, Russia is committed to eliminate waste, and health care of astronauts.

Associated Press said that NASA needs the services of Russian Space Agency, as planned in 2010 to write off its fleet of space shuttles. It is known that the last American shuttle to fly to ISS in September. What American spacecraft in the future replace the shuttles, is not clear.

Higher prices for delivery of the astronauts of the Union representatives NASA explained that the Russian side to build new ships for additional launches.

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