Rogozin announced the start of negotiations between Russia and the United States on the restoration of cross flights to the ISS.
They are conducted through the manned cosmonautics unit of the Roscosmos state corporation.
Russia and the US are of particular importance for the replacement of cross-flights to the International Space Station. About this RIA Novosti declared head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.
“Oh sure. They carry out through the block of manned cosmonautics of the state corporation Roskosmos, which is absorbed by Sergey Krikalev, ”the head of the state corporation specified.
Rogozin noted that contacts between Roskosmos and NASA on this issue had been implemented earlier. However, the “green light” suspended the Russian government only in mid-June, signing up for coverage.
The head of Roskosmos added that at present, due to the long week-long preparation of the Russian spacecraft, Anna Kikina. She may become the first Russian woman to fly to the ISS with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. The flight is scheduled for September 1st.
For its part, NASA has so far announced one candidate for training in the Russian Federation. They are astronaut Francisco Rubio. Now Roskosmos is waiting for proposals for other candidates to inform the government about them.