NASA space programme could be affected by US-Russia row
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  • Analysts noted that Moscow's military incursion into Georgia could spell
    problems for future US access to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA will
    become dependent on flights to the ISS by Russia's Soyuz spacecraft when it
    retires the shuttle fleet that has long ferried US astronauts into space in 2010.
    NASA on its part would only get its successor space vehicle, the Orion, in 2015 at
    the earliest.1