Jul 24 2015

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Like they had a choice

Russia Extends Life of International Space Station Until 2024. Yeah, they’ve been talking like they were going to go their own way, but they won’t have a viable space station of their own by 2025, or 2035, at the rate the ruble is going.

One reasons the Russians are teaming with the Iranians (besides to poke a finger in the US’ eye) is that they hope Iran getting nukes will mean that Iran will use nukes in the Middle East, which would help out the Russian oil industry (and by definition, the entire Russian economy).

Unless oil prices spike for an extended period, Russia’s third-rate economy won’t be able to produce much of anything, much less an orbital space station of their own.

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