[–] ArsCortica 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Given how the diplomatic relations between the US and Russia have deteriorated over issues such as Crimea and Syria, it's a small miracle the Russians allowed Americans on board in the first place, even if the United States paid quite handsomely for every seat on a shuttle.

[–] Diogenes_The_Cynic 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

They ran out of money. The Baikanour Cosmodrome should probably just start getting funding from Kazakhstan.