USA can order Russian spacecraft to deliver astronauts to the ISS, the source said

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USA intend to order in Russia, the production of space the Soyuz spacecraft to deliver its astronauts to the International space station in 2020 due to the delay in the making of the American commercial spacecraft, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

«Negotiations are underway on the order of production of manned spacecraft «Soyuz». Its production and the flight to the ISS will fully cover the American side. The crew included two American astronauts. To control the spacecraft will be Russian cosmonaut», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the contract will be concluded between the Boeing company and RSC Energia. A similar agreement was concluded for the delivery of American astronauts in 2018 and the first half of 2019.

RIA Novosti does not yet have a review of Rocket-space Corporation «Energy» — the manufacturer of «Union».

The interlocutor of Agency has specified that the conclusion of the contract will require approval from U.S. lawmakers, who can criticize based on NASA from Russia.

Problems can arise on the Russian side. Earlier media reported that the then Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, in April demanded, in particular, from the space industry agreed with them all contracts with the countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.

After the closing of the project Space Shuttle in 2011, the US has lost independent access to space. Flights of American astronauts to the International space station since then carried out only on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Now in the United States creates several manned vehicles for missions to earth orbit and to the moon.

Previously on «Roscomos» expressed concern that in 2019 the United States will put into operation their ships and to secure their independence from Russia to carry astronauts into space.

At the same time, American edition recently published an article that said that the Advisory Committee at NASA is concerned about the delay in the creation of new manned spacecraft and fears of another postponement of their flights to the ISS. In this situation it is planned to consider reducing the American ISS crew and training of the Russian cosmonauts maintenance of the basic vital systems of the American segment of the station.

This training can take Russian cosmonauts who will fly to the ISS in autumn 2019 and spring 2020.

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