We don't even have our own astronaut training program any more. We pay the Russians to do that too. All American astronauts have to learn to read Russian and speak some, and the Russians have us so tightly wound around their finger that we're doing Astronaut training in Russian occupied Ukrainian Crimea, for Christ's sake. We're squatting on the mostly abandoned shell of what's left of our space program that is the ISS but NASA has already formally announced we're abandoning the ISS in less than 10 years. We launch in Russian spacecraft on Russian rockets and dock on the Russian side of the space station. We're basically tourists on our own space station. That's nothing to be proud of or brag about.