The International Space Station (ISS) was launched in 1998. The ISS is a joint international project by five space agencies. The station’s components were launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and US space shuttles.
The Crew Dragon launch received a favorable response from Russia’s space agency, which said that having two ISS-compatible vehicles will only benefit crews working there. But Russia won’t be sitting on its hands, it made clear.
Yevgeny Mikrin, a top scientist behind Russia’s manned spaceflight program and a contributor to the International Space Station designs, succumbed to the coronavirus in a Moscow hospital, the Academy of Sciences said.
Social distancing and self-isolation may be new concepts for people on Earth, but it’s nothing new for residents of the International Space Station. Two Russian cosmonauts gave some advice on how to spend time indoors.
SpaceX has simulated a rocket failure to find out if its abort system designed to save astronauts’ lives in case of an accident could match that of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft’s – which saved a Russian-American ISS crew in 2018.
Sending humans to Mars isn't as far-fetched as it might sound, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky told RT, noting that a joint mission to the Red Planet would serve as a unifying triumph for people of all nations.