Russia to leave the International Space Station after 2024 | DW News

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Russia has decided to leave the International Space Station (ISS) "after 2024," the newly appointed chief of Moscow's space agency said Tuesday. "Of course, we will fulfill all our obligations to our partners, but the decision to leave this station after 2024 has been made," Yury Borisov, who was appointed Roscosmos chief in mid-July said. "I think that by this time we will start putting together a Russian orbital station," Borisov added, saying that it was the space program's "priority." NASA in the dark about decision to leave Robyn Gatens, director of the space station for NASA, told Reuters news agency that her Russian counterparts have not communicated intent to withdraw from the program. "Nothing official yet," Gatens said at an ISS conference in Washington. "We literally just saw that as well. We haven't gotten anything official." Asked whether she wanted the partnership to end, Gatens responded: "No, absolutely not. They have been good partners, as all of our partners are, and we want to continue together as the partnership to continue operating space station through the decade," Gatens said. The partnership has been one of the last remaining links of cooperation between Washington and Moscow, as relations sink to the lowest point since the Cold War. Subscribe: For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: #ISS #Russia #Roscosmos
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