The Senate led the NASA-provided for under the new bill of sanctions against Russia

The Senate led the NASA-provided for under the new bill of sanctions against Russia

Moscow. June 15. INTERFAX.RU — the U.S. Senate approved an amendment to the bill on sanctions against Iran and Russia, which displays NASA from under the sanctions.

As the correspondent of “Interfax”, the amendment was adopted overwhelmingly.

One of the authors of the amendment, Senator from Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner, said that in the case of the bill without his amendment, “we will lose a huge part of our opportunities for access to space.”

This amendment is not intended to undermine the bill, but provides continuous continuing development cosmosquare Partnersenior from Colorado

He stressed that the rejection of this amendment may result in the discontinuation of several projects of NASA.

In turn, Senator John McCain spoke out strongly against adoption of this amendment. “This is a gift of the Russian military-industrial complex”, — said the Senator. According to him, “there are always legislators and lobbyists who advocate for the continuation and even deepening of our cooperation on the Russian rocket engines”.

As you know, the U.S. uses Russian RD-180 engines, which are equipped with PH Atlas 5 American Allianсе United Launch (ULA). In connection with the introduction in 2014, restrictions on military-technical cooperation with Russia, U.S. plan to abandon the use of rocket engines, however, according to experts, it will take time.

June 14, the U.S. Senate approved an amendment providing for tougher sanctions against Russia. At the signature of the President of the United States Donald trump in the White house, States the document will go after will be passed by Congress. To do this, it must also be approved by the House of representatives.