NASA and Russia are no longer space partners due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
The American space agency has cut all space relations with Russia except for the International Space Station. NASA will continue working with Russians in order to “maintain safe and continuous operations” of the space station, the agency said in a statement.
The move prohibits NASA employees from emailing or holding teleconferences with Russian employees. Additionally, the agency’s employees are not allowed to travel to Russia or host visitors for the time being.
The space agency made the decision despite its previous comments about U.S.-Russia space relations being fine.
“Right now, everything is normal in our relationship with the Russians,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said on March 4.
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