Russia: NASA Has Placed Soyuz/Progress Orders

NASA to buy 4 spacecraft in Russia, RIA Novosti

"NASA is planning to order two Soyuz manned spacecraft and two Progress cargo ships from the Russian Federal Space Agency on a commercial basis for missions to the International Space Station, the head of a Russian aerospace corporation said Friday."

NASA to send astronauts to ISS on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, RIA Novosti

"Earlier NASA had planned to use shuttles [to carry astronauts] but the number of their flights were reduced from 28 to 17," Nikolai Sevastyanov said. "Today NASA can buy Russian spacecraft... including Soyuz craft that dock with the ISS once every six months, and are used as rescue spacecraft."

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