UPDATE, 6:36 PM: Today’s Progress launch failure is already causing considerable political fallout. Are you kidding me? Why don’t you guys in the House worry about the crappy economy before you decide to diss the Russian space program?
UPDATE, 6:47 PM: Today’s rocket failure has prompted Russia’s space program to halt its manned spaceflight program temporarily. The rocket which launches Progress cargo vessels also launches manned Soyuz missions. No word yet on how this may affect future ISS missions. Keep reading This Space Available for future updates.
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