Russia space agency demands end to sanctions, says ISS under threat
Russia’s space agency has sent NASA and other international partners a letter demanding an end to sanctions, saying they could threaten the International Space Station (ISS).
In a tweet Saturday, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said the letter appealed to the space agencies of the United States, Canada, and Europe to keep the space station operational.
He illustrated the appeal with a map showing the flight path of the ISS — and a potential fall zone that straddles much of the world but barely touches upon Russia.
Роскосмос направляет письменные обращения к @NASA , Canadian Space Agency и @esa с требованием снять незаконные санкции с наших предприятий – подрядчиков работ в интересах #МКС pic.twitter.com/0NM2Stuft1
— РОГОЗИН (@Rogozin) March 12, 2022
Four NASA astronauts, two Russian cosmonauts, and one European astronaut are currently on the space station