Dmitry Rogozin decided to change his current tactics and asked NASA and other space agencies for help. The reason is the incredibly restrictive economic sanctions that were imposed on Russia over the weekend.
The news comes a few weeks after the head of Roscosmos literally spewed posts on social networks full of Pro-Putin and anti-American propaganda, not to mention his aggressive threats to the International Space Station (ISS).
“Roscosmos is sending written letters to NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency calling for the lifting of illegal sanctions,” he wrote, adding that this was in the interests of the aforementioned ISS.
Mark Vande Hei will return according to plan
Rogozin is fighting the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on other fronts as well. According to available information, for example, he forbade his employees to travel abroad because he is afraid that they would stay there forever.
Finally, according to Roscosmos, American astronaut Mark Vande Hei will return home from the ISS according to the original plan, ie on March 30 aboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft.
Not so long ago, the Russian news agency Novosti (RIA Novosti) sharedwhich indicated the opposite.
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