Sanction may backfire in Russian rocket sales to U.S. space program

 

Sophisticated Russian rocket technology took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. It now has the potential to take down America’s Air Force and NASA rocket programs. (read more)

John Raoux/Associated Press file A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying an X-37B experimental robotic space plane, lifts off in December 2012. If the Russians make good on their threat to withhold the RD-180 engine used in the rockets, it could have up to a $5 billion impact on the U.S. space program.

John Raoux/Associated Press file

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying an X-37B experimental robotic space plane, lifts off in December 2012. If the Russians make good on their threat to withhold the RD-180 engine used in the rockets, it could have up to a $5 billion impact on the U.S. space program.