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What future for the International Space Station after the surprise announcement of Russian withdrawal

2022-07-27T16:02:10.963Z

DECRYPTION – This unexpected statement surprised NASA. Especially since Russians and Americans had just agreed to exchange seats on board their respective capsules.



Received by President Vladimir Putin as part of a

“working meeting”

staged by the Kremlin, the new director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov announced that the country would leave the International Space Station (ISS )

“after 2024”

to focus on building a Russian orbital station that would become

“the main priority”

of the national space program.

"The future of Russian manned flights must be based above all on a systemic and balanced scientific program so that each flight enriches us with knowledge in the space field"

, he explained during this interview.

"Good"

, would have replied laconically the Russian president according to the transcription of the exchange published by the Kremlin on its website.

What do you think of this ad?

Provocation, revenge, bluff or real strategic choice?

Maybe a little of all of these.

“Remember that the favorite game of Russians is chess”

, tweeted mischievously…

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Source: lefigaro

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