NASA Willing to Continue Cooperating with Russia on ISS Project
The USA plans to cooperate with Russia and other countries on the ISS project at least for the next 10 years. This was stated by Allard Beutel, a spokesman for the NASA, on Wednesday.
Commenting on the decision of Russia’s Space Agency to continue using the station until 2024, Mr. Beutel said that President Barack Obama’s Administration had also announced its plans to jointly use the ISS until 2024. Mr. Beutel stressed that the NASA welcomed cooperation with foreign partners on the ISS. The spokesman refused to comment on the plans of Russia’s Space Agency to create a Russian orbital system on the basis of modules that can be undocked from the ISS. Moscow plans to suspend international use of the station in 10 years and use parts of the Russian segment to construct its own orbital system.
Last year, the USA suspended cooperation with Russia in the space sphere due to the situation around Ukraine, except for the ISS project.