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USA NASA suspends relations with Russia, but Putin holds all the cards (+video)

NASA has suspended certain activities with Russia. But the space station is exempt, and the rift highlights that, for the next few years, the US can't send astronauts into space without Russia.

By Staff writer / April 2, 2014

Joel Kowsky/NASA/AP

The International Space Station, long a symbol of international cooperation in space even among former adversaries, could become the next pressure point as the US tries to raise the stakes for Moscow after Russia's takeover and annexation of Crimea.