18.03.27 Russia & Americans in Space

March 27, 2018
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Meanwhile…In Space
U.S. & Russia Join Forces

“the longest project of international space cooperation in history”

Despite drama here on Earth, America & Russia continue to travel & work together in one of the most intense places in the universe: the International Space Station.

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\# of Science Experiments Astronauts Will Conduct

  • One NASA Focus? Figuring out how to grow “salad-type crops” in space.
  • 2 Americans & 1 Russian arrived at ISS over the last week bringing crew total:A 4 Americans, 1 Russian & 1 Japanese.

Working Together

  • Launch site for mission:A Baikonur Cosmodrome (Republic of Kazakhstan).
  • Same launch site for first space mission in 1957: Sputnik 1 (the world’sA first artificial satellite).
  • U.S. relies on Russia for transportation to and from ISS (since “retirement” of U.S. space shuttle program).

“The ISS has remained the only reason for Russia and the United States to cooperate, and currently the station’s operation is expected to terminate in 2024. The question is whether there is any prospect of a U.S.-Russia partnership in space after that time.”

Pavel Luzin, Russian Professor
August 29, 2017

Did you know? 18 countries have traveled to the International Space Station.

by Jenna Lee,

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