I hope Space X has introduced something that is more cheaper than Amur because it would suck to get sidelined, still hearing about alot of one web satellite launches dont know why they would be unhappy when they are still profitting and have plenty of space projects that offer cheaper launch costs while nothing still heard yet from Space X. Its like thinking a temporary stop to NS2 will prevent Russia's growth while I am just beginning to hear about Power to Siberia 2 project coming along.The second reason is the increasing issues between America and Russia. The two have kept their space relationship as far as the ISS, etc. in great shape, whatever else may be happening. However, within the last year or two, even the ISS/manned space flight cooperation has become more and more strained. There are several reasons. Russia is really unhappy with SpaceX (challenging their revenue through access to ISS and the launch customers shifting more to SpaceX than the Soyuz), US sanctions, the situation in Ukraine, and US reactions to anything Russian these days. The US is really unhappy with the asat test, the stupid accusation the American astronaut drilled a hole in the Soyuz capsule, and the reverse of the above save spacex. There's a WaPo article, but it is more "ooooo, Russia bad" rather than actually helpful in how cooperation has deteriorated.
uhmmm I am able to get some stuff in and out behind my toilet without removing it? is there a bigger picture?So an American astronaut is going to go into the Russian segment, remove the toilet, drill a hole and then replace the toilet while in orbit...and not get caught while doing it?