quarta-feira, março 22, 2006
"Beginning from the next space expedition Russia will deliver U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station only on commercial basis.
William McArthur who has just left for ISS can stay in orbit until the American side pays for his return, RIA Novosti reported.
“Russia has met all the engagements on transferring NASA employees to the ISS. Formally, we even do not have to return McArthur to the Earth,” Russia’s space agency Roskosmos senior official Alexey Krasnov said. "