(EXAMINER) — Charles Hoskinson, in a February 28, 2014 piece in the Washington Examiner, reminds us that one of the possible casualties of the crisis in the Ukraine might be American access to space.

“As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, it’s important to consider just how much leverage President Obama has given Vladimir Putin’s Russia over U.S. policy.

“The answer: All the way to outer space. That’s right — ever since Obama ended the U.S. manned spaceflight program, U.S. astronauts have depended on Russia to take them to the International Space Station.”

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