Russia makes shock u-turn on abandoning the ISS as it reaches out to Nasa

RUSSIA has reached out to Nasa to make changes to a previous statement about leaving the International Space Station. Earlier this week, Russia said it would opt out of being a part of the ISS after 2024. AFPThe first crew on the ISS arrived in 2000 and consisted of one American and two Russians[/caption] According to Reuters, a senior Nasa official has since confirmed that Russian space officials corrected this to say they’d like to keep their cosmonauts on the ISS until they’ve built their own station. Estimates suggest that it could now take about six years before Russia cuts ties with Nasa rather than the proposed two. Yuri Borisov is the new leader of the state-controlled space corporation Roscosmos. He said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Roscosmos will fulfill all its upstanding obligations. Read more on space END OF ERA Russia to quit ISS after 2024 as Kremlin reveals plot to build rival station ON THE ROCKS Asteroids to skim past Earth this week – both bigger than Statue of Liberty Borisov previously said: “The decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made”. Russian space officials had mentioned a plan to leave the ISS in 2024 before…

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Russia makes shock u-turn on abandoning the ISS as it reaches out to Nasa

Updated: July 28, 2022 — 10:27 am