“The choice to go away the station after 2024 has been made,” Borisov mentioned.
Borisov’s assertion reaffirmed earlier declarations by Russian area officers about Moscow’s intention to go away the area outpost after 2024.
It comes amid hovering tensions between Russia and the West over the Kremlin’s navy motion in Ukraine.
Regardless of the rift, NASA and Roscosmos made a deal earlier this month for astronauts to proceed driving Russian rockets and for Russian cosmonauts to catch lifts to the Worldwide House Station with SpaceX starting this fall.
The settlement ensures that the area station will all the time have no less than one American and one Russian on board to maintain either side of the orbiting outpost operating easily, in line with NASA and Russian officers. The swap had lengthy been within the works and was finalized regardless of frictions over Ukraine in an indication of continuous Russia-U.S. cooperation in area.