US still interested in possibility of having astronauts fly on board Soyuz: Roscosmos
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 24, 2021
The United States may purchase a seat on the Russian Soyuz in the spring of next year, as a precaution, in case of any issues with commercial US spacecraft, Roscosmos Deputy Director General for International Cooperation Sergey Saveliev told Sputnik.
"The Americans are leaving this opportunity [acquiring a Soyuz seat in the spring of 2022] as an option, counting on help and assistance from Russia, but I can't say anything more particular yet," Saveliev said.
In June, a space industry source told Sputnik that NASA could purchase a Soyuz seat to send an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) in the spring of 2022.
In April, a Soyuz spacecraft brought two Russian cosmonauts - Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov - and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the ISS.
Since 2006, the US has purchased over 70 seats on board Russia's Soyuz spacecraft.
Source: RIA Novosti
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Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 15, 2021
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