You are here: Russia Video: Is Russia To Hold Monopoly Over Space?

Video: Is Russia To Hold Monopoly Over Space?

E-mail Print PDF

Video: Is Russia To Hold Monopoly Over Space?Video: (3min 51sec)Is Russia To Hold Monopoly Over Space?

Russia is set to hold a monopoly on flights to the international space station, wants to charge more for rides on its Soyuz rocket, the space agency head said on Tuesday. When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) retires its long-serving shuttle fleet as planned later this year, the United States and other countries will be wholly dependent on Russia to fly the station's six-man crew to and from orbit.