Russian Government approved negotiations between the state corporation “Roscosmos” and NASA on the signing of an addendum to the agreement on cross-flights to the International Space Station (ISS).
The document posted on the official portal of legal information states that the negotiations between the parties have been approved by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and “other interested federal executive authorities.”
In July 2022, Roscosmos and NASA signed an agreement on cross-flights to the ISS. On March 2 this year, the state corporation announced the expansion of the agreement on cross flights. Now, under the agreement, two missions to the ISS are being carried out. In addition, cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin will go to the ISS as part of the crew of the Crew-8 mission in the first half of 2024.
In April, Andrey Elchaninov, First Deputy General Director of Roscosmos, said that the state corporation hopes to expand cooperation with NASA in the space sector, despite the deterioration in relations between Russia and the United States.