NASA plays down Russia’s threat to halt ISS cooperation

After provocative comments from the head of the Russian space agency, no steps have been taken and NASA says cooperation continues as normal. Head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos says that he will pull his country out of the International Space Station (ISS) if the west does not lift its sanctions on Russia, earlier on the beginning of April.

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International space station. Photo: NASA

Rogozin, head of Russian space agency, said his proposals on the “on the timing of the completion of cooperation within the ISS” would be submitted to the Russian government “in the near future.”

Despite the harsh comments, the US, which together with Russia holds the biggest stake in the ISS, seems to not take the threats to heart, and cooperation continues.

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