Could This Be NASA’s Last Launch With Russia? | Countdown To Launch

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Heading to space is an enormous feat, one that the Soyuz rockets have been aided the U.S. with for the last 7 years. But with commercial spaceflight underway, this might be the last time the U.S. launches from Russian soil.
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"In a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center here, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stood on a stage with a massive American flag, and introduced the crews, one-by-one, as they came on stage in distinct groups: one for SpaceX, the other Boeing."
The Russian Soyuz Spacecraft
"Soyuz means "union" in Russian. The Soyuz programme is the longest operational manned spacecraft programme in the history of space exploration. The first manned flight into space was on 23 April 1967. Although they were conceived by the Soviet Union at the start of the sixties, the Soyuz spacecraft are still used today, but with important modifications."
Get ready for these rocket milestones in 2019
"This year will see a series of milestones from all around the world. While a lot of focus will be on SpaceX and Boeing preparing to launch astronauts from US soil once again, other countries, like China, India, and Israel, have also got some momentous launches planned."
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