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Major technical challenges the threatened to delay initial flights of US commercial astronaut ferry ships. These would be the spaceships that take astronauts to the space station because we want to stop Japan. The Russians to do that Boeing and SPACEX I e Elon. Musk King of customer service. In the worst case scenario NASA could be forced to reduce its presence aboard the space station to a single astronaut for an extended period. According to the I G no. He won't be lonely. There'll be people from China. India countries with working systems up there. So where you from Boeing and SPACEX each face significant safety technical challenges with parachutes. You've parachutes can't get those right. You know it's not not nothing that really sophisticated it's parachutes of course course. It is SPACEX. They can't get the multi SPACEX. It's of course. Each face significant safety and technical challenges with parachutes suits propulsion and launch abort systems that need to be resolved prior to receiving NASA authorization to transport crew the complexity. These issues has already caused at least a two year delay in development by both contractors as well as testing and qualification schedules may further delay certification of the launch vehicles vehicles by an additional year. According to the I g there's been the case since the space shuttle retired playing golf in Florida now. In Two thousand eleven NASA has been forced to rely on Russia and its three seats Soyuz spacecraft to carry us and partner agencies astronauts while the agency while NASA worked developing new US cruise ship under the commercial crew program. The heat isn't that code for the Soviet Union the numbers including the Specter Jones report released this week our eye opening according to CBS. Since two thousand six NASA has purchased seventy seats in the Soyuz at approximately approximately four billion including five seats purchased through bowling. I Guess Forbidden Apiece. So this'll be three hundred. Seventy three million. Oh Oh the seats through Boeing. Three hundred seventy Ben Minute. The big key number is almost four billion for the seats. Overall NASA updated average cost proceeded five hundred fifty five million for the seven completed and planned missions through two thousand twenty with prices prices ranging from twenty one point three million to eighty six million for each round trip. Because we don't have our own thing only space x offer significantly lower costs. NASA will pay more for a seat on Boeing's starling or spacecraft and the agency agency currently pays pays to fly aboard a Soyuz to the inspector general. The we will have the final seat on the Soyuz used in April. Joining two cosmonauts up there NASA is currently negotiating for at least two more seats with the Russians. That's complicated by the Russian decision to reduce the number of Soyuz flights to just two per year. Because they're holding open the possibility of launching space tourists. I and other non professionals to the space station in our to make money. We've taught them. Well use of inspectors general latest John. It's a copyrighted feature this broadcast In my they were. You've gone away the more sir the from From New Orleans. This is the show just forgot where I was. Ra- mini second there. Okay I'm here lays gentlemen As.