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Guests: John Batchelor, Anatoly Zak, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Russian space program, Russian ISS plans, Vostochny spaceport. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. We welcomed back Anatoly Zak to discuss many topics including dogs in space (see his website, www.russianspaceweb.com). We also talked about issues surrounding their new spaceport, Vostochny and possible Russian plans for their part of the ISS for 2020 and beyond. Another issued discussed by Anatoly was the RD180 rocket motor. He outlined the probable Russian perspective on this issue. The possibility of a thaw in US-Russian relations was also discussed. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through me.