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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

NASA Plan Under Fire




WASHINGTON -- NASA's $660 million plan to buy Russian space goods and services for the International Space Station drew fire Wednesday from U.S. congressmen, who questioned whether Russia should remain in the project.


"Given NASA's track record, we are justifiably concerned about what this announcement means in terms of the space station's overall costs and time line for completion," Senator John McCain said in a statement. "The situation in Russia could signal future needed bail-outs and raise concerns over quality control procedures."


McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Senator Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, called for a congressional review of documents in which NASA supported the request for funds.