U.S. to pay 10% more for Russian space taxi service

The price to use Russia's launch service to the International Space Station is going up -- and the U.S. will pay a total of $424 million through 2017 for the transportation. The U.S. will pay 10% more than in 2011 per seat for six astronauts to make round trips to the station. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says the U.S. was forced to sign the new contract because NASA didn't get enough funding for its own commercial crew program, designed to wean the U.S. from Russian transport.

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