MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Looks like the U.S. will have to hitch another ride to get to space.
After 2020, Russia plans to keep the United States off the International Space Station.
The U.S. pays Russia a whopping $60 million per person for astronauts to get to the space station and planned to until 2024; but Russia has decided to give them the boot.
Apparently, Putin and company are getting back at the U.S. for enforcing trade sanctions over the country’s annexation of Crimea.
NASA also said it was ‘cutting off contact’ with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Either way, it doesn’t look like Russia’s backing down without a fight.
The country also plans to stop the U.S. from being able to buy Russian rocket engines that would be used to launch military satellites.