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Fraser
2013-Mar-01, 03:20 AM
It seems the US in not going to avoid the sequester — the $85 billion worth of federal spending cuts due to kick in March 1, 2013. There will be across the board cuts to government agencies, applying equally to defense and non-defense spending, and will affecting services from meat inspections to air traffic control. [...]

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grapes
2013-Mar-01, 09:05 AM
“This nip and tuck may result in a period of an additional one to two years in which America cannot get astronauts to the International Space Station on our own launch vehicles,” he said in a statement sent to Universe Today. “But we are committed to manning the Space Station. How will we do it? Using Russian Soyuz capsules. At a price of $63 million paid to the Russians for each American passenger– a total of $350-400 million per year.”
Tito paid $20 million, right?

Couldn't they get some frequent flyer bonuses worked out?