© 2022 Iowa Public Radio
IPR20012_Website_Header_Option2_NewsNavy.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Russia Space Flight

Eric Engleman reports from Moscow that Russian space officials have rebuffed a U.S. request to delay Saturday's scheduled lift-off of a Soyuz spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. NASA wants the Russians to delay their flight, because the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour has to spend extra time docked to the space station working on computer problems. The Soyuz will be carrying two Russian cosmonauts and American millionaire Dennis Tito. Over NASA objections, the Russians agreed to take Tito up to the station after he reportedly paid $20 million.

Copyright 2001 NPR