Former astronaut American Scott Kelly says that NASA will not work with Moscow on new space projects as long as there are officials in the Kremlin and accessories, that the US and Europe “can do everything that Russia can.” The fact that Kelly is retired is important. He is more free in his statements. US space agency officials are not yet likely that this will become available. You never know… They just won’t control everything.
Kelly believes that NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) are not needed in Russia for the implementation of space projects. He only hopes that the ISS work cycle will be completed without leaving the project in Russian. The ISS is expected to be decommissioned by 2030, 32 years after its first launch.
Months after Roscosmos announced its intention to take part in the work of the international space station (ISS), the 58-year-old astronaut said that the US and Europe “do not need Russia” because “we can do everything they took on myself”. .
Kelly, who worked closely with the public astronauts for many years, stated MailOnlinethat the Roscosmos threat is a “loss to Russia, not ours” threat, and then added: “I don’t see the prospect of NASA working with the current leaders from Russia any time soon.”
Twice flying into space on the Russian Soyuz, Kelly is opened by the critic of the Russian Space Agency and its head Dmitry Rogozin. In March, they exchanged barbs on social media, with Rogozin calling the former US naval aviator a “moron” and Kelly responding by saying that the Russian leader called himself a “child.”
A month later, Rogozin told Russian state television that Moscow would no longer be regulated by external flights on the private space station, confirming that the decision to terminate had already been made. He said Roscosmos is not setting an exact release date, but confirmed that the Russian space program will be subject to a set waiting period.
Rogozin has previously proved himself with the defeat of Western diseases introduced against Russia in connection with military operations in Ukraine.
Who is Scott Kelly
For his special mission to NASA, Kelly spent a total of 520 days on the International Space Station, with his longest mission lasting 340 days from March 27, 2015 to March 1, 2016. During this time, NASA conducted tests to study the impact of life in Kelly’s orbit, using its identical twin brother Mark, who remained on Earth, as a test object.
Kelly lovers are practically getting genomes, providing unprecedented insight into the physical consequences of long-duration spaceflight. NASA found that while 93% of Kelly’s genes returned to normal soon after returning home, 7% were permanently changed.
The agency found that Kelly was back 5cm taller than her twin brother, a change that reversed within two days of his return.
In total, he lost four flights in space before retiring as a NASA astronaut last year in 2016, a month after returning to observe the ISS.
How Russia’s cooperation with the world in space connects
In response to the rulings imposed by the INF community, Russia has come up with a number of threats, suspended or canceled some projects.
The head of the Russian Space Agency, Dmitry Rogozin, was expecting “Who will save the ISS?” if Russia pulled out of the orbital laboratory project. The ISS is divided into two halves, with life support coming from the United States, and the propulsion system that stops it falling to the ground from Russia. Rogozin said that if Russia withdraws from the ISS project, it could fall on the US or Europe.
Sale of missiles to the USA
Russia has been selling two main types of rocket engines to the US, the RD-180 and RD-181, and has been doing so since the advent of the 1990s. In response to the announcement of this, an increase in engine sales and maintenance was announced. Rogozin said US booster suppliers should “ride the metals”.
Creation of military satellites
Russia has announced that it will reconfigure funding for the construction of military satellites and equipment. It stops the use of some scientific projects for defense purposes.
Termination of scientific projects
Russia cooperated extensively with Germany on space telescopes and experiments on the ISS. She stated that she will continue to work with the German sensor, which is temporarily disabled, and conduct experiments on her own, without support.
No more launches
Roskosmos pulled out of the association with the integration of Soyuz rockets with space agency launch partner Arianespace in French Guiana. He also opted to launch US-built and British-owned OneWeb satellites with no guarantee that they would not be used for military purposes.
OneWeb later canceled a planned launch on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This prompted Roscosmos to paint over the UK and US flags on the rocket.
Space expenses will be cut
Next year spending on space programs in Russia will reduce almost 21.5 billion rubles.