Tensions Between US, Russia Complicate ISS Operations Written 22 December 2021


ISS pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour on Nov. 8, 2021. | Credit: NASA

The Seattle Times reports that the International Space Station is seen as “a high-water mark for U.S.-Russia relations” by George Washington University Space Policy Institute Director Scott Pace, who added, “But it’s not invulnerable … If we were to start over today, we would not have the Russians as partners on the station. That was done in another, more hopeful, era.” Current political tensions between the US and Russia put continued cooperation aboard the space station in question.
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