Russia: September 2005 Archives

Griffin Steps In It Again

NASA chief: U.S. may end flights with Russians, AP

"NASA's top official said today that the future of U.S participation in Russian space flights is in doubt due to a congressional measure that aims to punish Moscow for its cooperation with Iran."

Editor's note: Who is advising Griffin on this issue? The last time I checked Congress was looking forward to revising the INA to help NASA. Going to Russia and trying to scare the Russians by pinning all of this on Congress has had one effect: to annoy Congress. This is not the best way to get people to do NASA a favor.

NASA Seeks Clearance to Buy Russian Technology, Washington Post

"Yesterday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) introduced a bill amending the law to allow both NASA and U.S. corporations to purchase Russian space equipment until 2012."

INA Action in the Senate

Senate Passes S. 1713 Iran Nonproliferation Amendments Act of 2005 With Space Station Amendments

Editor's note: S.1713 "A bill to make amendments to the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 related to International Space Station payments", introduced by Sen. Lugar, passed the Senate by unanimous consent yesterday (21 September). The House has yet to take up this legislation.

Earlier post: NASA to Get INA Relief

INA Update

NASA Seeks Clearance to Buy Russian Technology, Washington Post

"Unless Congress or the president acts, no U.S. astronaut will have access to space after the Soyuz flight scheduled to fly to the station on Sept. 30. The shuttle was grounded again after the flight of Discovery resulted in renewed foam-shedding problems."

S.1713, A bill to make amendments to the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 related to International Space Station payments. Sponsor: Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] (introduced 9/15/2005)

NASA to Get INA Relief (Letter from Mike Griffin and Condoleezza RIce)

INA Action on the Hill

Iran Act Changes Affecting NASA Could Pass House Soon, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

"Changes to the Iran Nonproliferation Act to allow NASA to buy Russian space goods and services could see legislative action starting next week."


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