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If American astronauts hitching a ride from the Russians to the International Space Station didn’t ruffle enough feathers, there’s growing concern about a proposal to use Moscow’s satellites to transmit America’s 911 emergency calls.

Wireless carriers and public safety organizations have pitched the idea of using Russia’s system to the Federal Communications Commission, as part of their recommendations for improving 911 response. Part of the concern is that under the current system, operators have a hard time locating people calling from cell phones indoors — and Russia’s satellite system, called GLONASS, might be able to help.

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