The World's Last Remaining Taxi to Space

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft (Wikipedia Commons)

This morning marked the end of the space shuttle era for the nation and the world as the Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. How will astronauts get to space in a world without the shuttle? They will be hitching a ride with the Russians on the Soyuz space craft. The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev has been taking a look at what it's like riding inside of the Soyuz, which American astronauts liken to riding in an old Soviet Lada automobile.

Guests:

Oleg Boldyrev

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