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NASA suspended cooperation with the Russian Federal Space Agency on Wednesday, this following weeks of concern that political tensions here on Earth could extend into orbit. But analysts say the policy, while unprecedented, may be largely symbolic; and most agree that humanity's orbital outpost will weather this political storm.

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I feel like the people at nasa really don't give a shit about political stuff because they are educated scientist, but behind some closed doors the people in power told them to stop cooperating with the Russians if they want a budget in 2015.