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- Russia and the United States have been cooperating for the past 20 years at the International Space Station (ISS).
- U.S. President Joe Biden recently said in an ABC News interview that Russian Prime Minister Putin was a “killer” and has no soul. He also said Putin would “pay a price” for his actions.
- Relations between Russia and the United States have been very low since the end of the Cold War.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been a regular activity for astronauts from Russia, the United States and 16 other countries since 1998 – one of the closest areas of cooperation between Moscow and Washington.
But now that the relationship between Russia and the United States as well as with other European agencies has hit a low, the Russian space agency Roscosmos, on Wednesday, said it had begun building its own space station with the aim of launching it into orbit. until 2030 if President Vladimir Putin grants the authorization.
Stopping the close cooperation that Russia shares with the United States would end its further role in the operation of the aging International Space Station (ISS) and mark a new chapter for Russian space exploration.
“If in 2030, according to our plans, we are able to put it into orbit, it will be a colossal breakthrough,” the Interfax news agency quoted Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin as saying. “The will exists to take a new step in global manned space exploration.”
As Russia plans to do:
- Moscow will inform its partners that it will abandon the ISS project in 2025.
- The Russian station, unlike the ISS, would use artificial intelligence and robots.
- There will be a human presence on the Russian Space Station but as visitors.
- The station will most likely not be permanently manned because its orbital path would expose it to higher radiation.
- Foreign crew will be welcome for a visit, “but the station must be national … If you want to do well, do it yourself.”
- Russia plans to spend up to $ 6 billion to launch the project.
About the International Space Station:
- The ISS or the International Space Station looks back at the Earth 250 miles above our planet.
- Several Earth observation instruments are mounted on the outside of several of the station’s modules, including a member full of cameras, boxes, and tools that hang from the edge of the station’s Japanese Experimental Module (JEM).
- For two decades now, several nations have been collaborating on the ISS by sending its own crew to it.
- On April 17, the crew of Exp 64 with Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov returned safely to Earth at 12:55 am ET after completing a 185-day mission.
- Meanwhile, crew members Exp 64 left the station on April 16, when astronauts @ SpaceX Crew-2 arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Houston, Texas, to launch the station on April 22.
- The ISS crew is mixed from time to time.
NASA tweets that the four astronauts launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission will spend 6 months on the International Space Station, especially in its state-of-the-art microgravity laboratory, and work on research projects aimed at profiting life on Earth. . They will also test technologies to explore the limits of science. Crews from the United States and Russia routinely exchange control of the ISS when crew members change routines. On April 14, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker took command of the station on Thursday from Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, as the crew of Exp 64 is due to return to Earth the next day.