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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-21-2014 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Israeli Space Agency is holding preliminary talks with multiple space agencies about the possibility of sending an astronaut to the International Space Station, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Eleven years after tragic loss of Colonel Ilan Ramon in Columbia shuttle disaster, the Israel Space Agency is in contact with the US, European, Russian and Chinese space agencies about the possibility of their dispatching an Israeli astronaut for a few weeks' stay on the International Space Station.

If accepted, however, it would not happen for another four years or so.

[Prof. Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, ISA chairman] said there are talks with other space agencies, but nothing has been agreed.

"All the flights to the space station are fully booked for at least two years," he said. "But if we want a second Israeli astronaut, we have to start talking now."

SkyMan1958
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posted 01-21-2014 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find it hard to believe, given how competent the Israelis are with knowing what floats the US Congress' boat, that they would be talking with the Chinese about going to the ISS.

Robert Pearlman
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I think that might have been an error on the part of the reporter. I suspect that any discussion with China was about a Shenzhou flight to a Tiangong station.

mode1charlie
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I suspect that any discussion with China was about a Shenzhou flight to a Tiangong station.

I think that would be equally unwise politically.

All times are CT (US)

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