HOUSTON (SPINews) -- NASA has hit back at critics who claim astronauts on the Space Station are at risk after the Shuttle program was grounded, and who must now rely on the Russians.
They fear counting on the Russians' Soyuz vehicle to resupply the Space Station with food, and transport crew members, will lead to disaster.
For one theing, an anmanned Soyuz carrying two tons of supples just crashed into Siberia.
NASA denies astronauts will be stranded in space with no food or water. "We've always had a fail-safe system," a source tells SPINews. "Safety is job one."
He then revealed the agency's secret "Oz Contingency."
"Stowed away on the station is a supply of Ruby Slippers. If disaster hits, astronauts will close their eyes, click their heels together and repeat, 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home ... "
Houston, we have a musical.