Broadcast 2961 Hotel Mars with Bill Harwood, CBS News

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John Batchelor and I welcomed back Bill Harwood of CBS News to discuss ISS crew size, the recent Soyuz mission, ISS resources and more.  Bill talked about the Russian reduction is ISS cosmonauts for economic reasons, what an extra crew member means on the US side with the various labs located in the US sector. Another topic was ISS traffic management with the Russian missions plus the differences with the Cygnus and the Dragon missions.  Bill stressed the importance of the extra crew member on the US side to get more science and commercial work done on board the station.  We also talked about the allocation of resources for science as compared to commercial research and projects.  Toward the end of our short segment, Bill was asked if the new sanctions against Russia would show up in our space relationship with Russia and the ISS.  Bill said it took both sides to run the station and that both Russia and the US were not interested in disturbing their space relationship as it was not in the interest of either to do so.

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02 Aug 2017 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, William Harwood
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