NASA extends the life of the ISS
NASA decided to extend the life of the ISS until 2030 and cooperate with Russia for this
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The head of the US space agency NASA, Bill Nelson, announced the decision of US President Joe Biden to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030. This was reported on the website of the organization.
For this, NASA is ready to interact with international partners in the project, including Russia. It is noted that the United States plans to “ensure the continuation of groundbreaking research carried out in this unique orbital laboratory until the end of this decade.”
Earlier on December 31, the general director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that new problems with equipment and hull had been discovered on the ISS. He assured that cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, who are at the station, understand how to deal with the problems.
In June, Rogozin named the condition for Russia's withdrawal from the ISS project. “Everything is in the hands of our American partners. If the sanctions against the Progress RCC and TsNIIMash remain, the issue of Russia's withdrawal from the ISS is a problem for American partners. This will be their area of responsibility, ”he said. Rogozin added that joint work is only possible with the “immediate” lifting of the sanctions. Otherwise, the state corporation will deploy its own national systems.