They are paying the russians to get them to the space station.
The American Space Programme is still officialy in operation, but Nasa are going to rely on private commercial ( non Government ) companies and organisations for their space programme.
But it's now just a shadow of it's former self.
Yet more proof to me that there is an American super secret second space programme, with all the super advanced technology withheld from the public.
Quoting Ben Rich, head of Lockhead Skunkworks.
"We now have the technology to take ET home"
Interestingly, the Chinese are all set to take the lead in the Public Space Race.
Having already landed probes on the moon.
And their manned moon landing space programme is only a fews years away now.
India, are also very close behind.