Despite the historical tensions between Russia and the United States and the severity they are regaining Since Moscow decided to invade UkraineThree Russian cosmonauts have entered the International Space Station (ISS), which they share with the United States. they are Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, They also left a very strange picture.
The three astronauts docked at the International Space Station at about 3:12 p.m. EDT despite Russia’s threats to abandon cooperation with NASA on the station. Matveev, Artemyev and Korsakov appeared They wear yellow suits.
Many believe that monkeys is an offer of support To the Ukrainian side in the war between Kyiv and Moscow, it is the color of the Ukrainian flag along with blue. The astronauts confirmed that choosing the color of the monkeys was a thing bidderDespite the fact that yellow is not a common color in the clothes of Russian cosmonauts.
Now on the International Space Station There are five Russian cosmonauts (Anton Shkaplerov, Peter Dobrov and the three who arrived on Friday), Four NASA astronauts (Mark Vande Hey, Raja Chari, Tom Marshbourne, Kayla Barron) and Astronaut from the European Space Agency (Matthias Maurer).
The new additions to the International Space Station staff come at a time of cooperation between the United States and Russia in space At stake Because of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Joe Biden, President of the United States of America, Sanctions on high-tech exports against Moscow Which he said were aimed at “weakening” the Russian aviation industry, including its space programme.
Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmosthen criticized with a series of tweets suggesting that US sanctions could “destroy” the work of the ISS team and It caused the fall of the International Space Station itself.
Shortly after Russia announced that ISS joint research stopped with Germany It was forced to cancel at the last minute the launch of a British satellite from Baikonur. Anne Kapusta, CEO of Space Frontier, told Reuters recently The United States should end its cooperation with Russia on the International Space Station. Kapusta, who was head of NASA’s International Space Station research operations, explained that Rogozin’s “toxic behavior” shows that There is no distance between Roscosmos and Putin’s war machineAnd that Russia’s cooperation in space can no longer be trusted safely.
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