Accession Number : ADA329839

Title :   Challenges to U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Manned Space Program,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Abelman, Joan M.

PDF Url : ADA329839

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The U.S. and Russia agreed to merge their manned space program and to partner in a new international space station. This agreement took place in 1993 and politically symbolized the end of the Cold War and a new cooperative relationship between the two countries. Yet, the despite this enthusiastic agreement and the absence of the Cold War, there are still challenges both countries face that must be overcome if the joint space venture is to be successful. These challenges have little to do with space, but are imbedded and interwoven in the U.S. and Russia's political and economic systems. As Russia emerges as an emerging democracy it faces uncertainty politically and economically. This unstable situation, combined with the past and current political situations create new challenges for both the U.S. and Russia to overcome to be successful in the cooperative manned space program.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *RUSSIA, *SPACE MISSIONS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *MANNED SPACECRAFT, POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLD WAR, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACE STATIONS, DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE