WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sent a letter to Congress Wednesday informing members that, due to continued reductions in the president's funding requests for the agency's Commercial Crew Program over the past several years, NASA was forced to extend its existing contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station. This contract modification is valued at about $490 million.
The full text of the letter is available online and was delivered to the leadership of the congressional committees that oversee NASA.
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