Russia tells NASA that ISS withdrawal is not imminent

The new head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, announced earlier this week that Russia will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024 to build its own space station (ROSS). This decision took NASA by surprise. Will the breakup of the two countries happen soon? Roscosmos officials later clarified that the two sides will continue to cooperate for at least six years. Building its own space station is unlikely to happen overnight, it will take time, and Russia needs the International Space Station to house its astronauts. Kathy Lueder, NASA’s space operations official, said that Russian officials informed them that Russia will continue to maintain a cooperative relationship with NASA until the planned launch and operation of the space station ROSS, and the relationship between the two sides is business as usual .

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