Don't make us hitch rides with Russia: NASA chief

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks at a press conference on July 14, 2014 in Washington, DCThe head of NASA appealed to Congress on Friday to put more money into restoring America’s ability to send astronauts into space instead of relying on Russian rockets. In an open letter, published in Wired magazine and titled “Don’t Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA,” Charles Bolden said the US government has essentially funded Moscow instead of pouring money into its own aerospace industry back home.

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