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Russian To US: Jump On Trampoline To Get To Space

From Tech Times:

Go, jump on a trampoline: Russian deputy PM tells American astronauts following U.S. sanctions

By James Maynard | May 1, 2014

Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian deputy prime minister, told the United States they could "jump on a trampoline" to get to space.

Since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, the United States has lacked any domestic means of sending humans to orbit. NASA has sent astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Russian spacecraft since that time.

And, of course, it isn’t anyone’s fault. Except maybe Mr. Obama’s, for ending our shuttle program and cancelling what was supposed to replace it. (Despite his campaign promises to the contrary.)

But NASA doesn’t have the money to do climate change research and Muslim outreach — and manned space exploration. So something had to go.

After the invasion of Crimea by Russia, Washington and Moscow have engaged in a war of sanctions. Until recently, each side had refrained from actions that would affect operations aboard the space station. That has now changed, greatly impeding the ability of NASA to send astronauts to orbit.

"After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I suggest to the USA to bring their astronauts to the International Space Station using a trampoline," Rogozin tweeted…

But Russia is our friend.

NASA officials are saying they do not expect Moscow to cut off launch services for America, since Washington pays Moscow $60 million per astronaut send to the ISS.

The PR victory here is worth far more than whatever money they are extorting for taking our astronauts to a space station we built.

The American space agency is also forbidden from contacting the Russian government…

Understandably. They need to let the professional diplomats like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry handle such sensitive matters.

Plans for Space Station Freedom, an American outpost in space first announced in the 1980s, became the International Space Station.

Which every right-thinking American realized was a mistake at the time. No good ever comes out of being ‘internationalized.’

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Russian To US: Jump On Trampoline To Get To Space”

  1. canary says:

    I remember how unbelievable it was for Obama to end space and give it to Russia. What was he thinking with Russia putting their own satelites who knows where.

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