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NASA administrator rescinds invitation to Russian counterpart after backlash on Capitol Hill
Rogozin was placed on a sanctions list by the Obama administration in 2014 response to Russia's military actions in Ukraine when he was a deputy prime minister. After the sanctions were issued, he said Russia should stop flying NASA's astronauts to the International Space Station in retaliation. "After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I suggest the U.S. delivers its astronauts to the ISS [International Space Station] with a trampoline," he wrote on Twitter.
NASA: Roscosmos Head's US Visit in Keeping With Historical Norms
"It absolutely sends the wrong message to lift sanctions, even temporarily, for the purpose of inviting him to speak to students at one of our nation's premier universities," said Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), one of the leading Russia hawks in Washington, according to the Politico report.

Neoconservative voices joined Warner's disapproving sentiment in yet another example of how liberal Democrats and war hawks are increasingly finding themselves on the same side of foreign policy issues. "Wow," said Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in comments to Politico. "What is difficult for me to understand is what is to be gained for giving a sanctioned individual a public platform."

Let me be the first to demand bucket seating in and shuttle craft from the fleet of SpaceX Big F Rockets. 2020 model year.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Jan 5th, 2019 at 11:35:25 PM EST

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