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.
Cosmonauts broke one of the cameras recording their long spacewalk outside the ISS for RT’s panoramic 360 content. They had been tasked with launching four small satellites and tracking bird migration from space.
NASA wants to maintain its unique cooperation with Russia to haul astronauts into space and continue to use RD-180 engines, while viable alternatives are being developed by US firms, the space agency’s administrator said.
Ever wondered what it looks and feels like to fly through the whole International Space Station? A new video by a Russian cosmonaut takes the audience on a journey, from module to module, to explore the longest route onboard.
Space is one of the few areas of Russia-US cooperation that remains relatively unmarred by the politics. Or is it? Have the pesky Russians been quietly sidelining black NASA astronauts from space missions?