Source: Russian and US plans to create ISS changer don’t move beyond mere talks


Russian Space Agency’s statements about joint work with NASA on the creation of a new space station that will replace the ISS are preliminary and do not move beyond mere talks. This was announced by the source familiar with the situation.

“During a manned launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome the first meeting of Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov and NASA Head Charles Bolden took place. It was agreed to continue cooperation in the field of manned space flight; they discussed promising cooperation projects, but not specific ones,” the source said.

“They search for a common ground, favorable for both Russia and the US,” the source informed.

Earlier, Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov at a press conference at the Baikonur Cosmodrome said that Russia and the United States had previously agreed to extend the ISS work until 2024 and to jointly develop a new orbital space station.

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