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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

NASA Gives $34M

MOSCOW -- Russia has received $34 million from the U.S. space agency NASA to enable it to continue building a vital part of the planned International Space Station, Interfax reported.

Most of the money will go to building the central service module of the station, Interfax said, quoting the cash-strapped Russian Space Agency.

NASA is to provide $60 million in total, which will also pay for a Progress cargo rocket and a Soyuz rocket to transport the first crew for the space station.

Technically, the money is for U.S. hire of part of the service module, but without it the whole space station was in jeopardy.