US astronauts for the first time did not find a place in the Russian "Union"

US astronauts for the first time did not find a place in the Russian "Union"

Despite the requests of the American side, Russia still has not included US astronauts in the crews of the Soyuz manned spacecraft for the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021 of the year. The last flight of a foreign astronaut together with the Russians is scheduled for next spring. This follows from the data published on the website of the Cosmonaut Training Center.

The last flight on the Russian Soyuz to the ISS of the American astronaut will take place next spring, the next two crews of manned spacecraft are completely Russian. According to the approved lists, in the fall of 2020 and in the spring of 2021 of the year, crews entirely consisting of Russian cosmonauts will leave for the ISS. The last time the entire Russian crew launched in 2000 to the Mir station, after which all flights were carried out with the participation of one or two foreign astronauts.


At the end of October this year, the head of NASA Jim Brydenstein sent a letter to the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin with a request to provide one place in the crews of the ships, the launch of which is scheduled for 2020-2021 of the year. This request is due to a delay in the program of American manned ships.

The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin in response stated that this violates Roscosmos’s plans for a set of tests and experiments aboard the ISS, so a decision was made to allocate funds for the construction of two additional Soyuz spacecraft.

In early October, the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), James Brydenstein, said the United States did not intend to refuse to cooperate with Roscosmos to deliver astronauts to the ISS, despite the fact that “you have to pay for every place.”
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