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Could American astronauts get to the International Space Station using a big trampoline? That’s the suggestion tweeted by Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin. Yesterday, Russia announced it would no longer sell the US government rocket engines for military satellites AND would not allow the US to use the International Space Station beyond the year 2020, when the current agreement expires.

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Guest:
Jonathan McDowell - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - @planet4589

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott