How Will Russian-U.S. Politics Affect Our Relationship in Space?
In response to the conflict in Crimea, the United States has imposed sanctions on a select group of Russian officials, and NASA has suspended some of its activities with the country. Space policy analyst Marcia Smith discusses the U.S.’s dependence on the Russians in space and what might be behind NASA’s response.
Marcia Smith is the president of the Space and Technology Policy Group and editor of Spacepolicyonline.com in Arlington, Virginia.