Experts say the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war are not limited to the ground, but could affect the partnership of developed countries on the International Space Station, including Russia.
Russia is a major partner in the maintenance and operation of the International Space Station with the United States, Europe, Japan and Canada, according to UPI. However, due to the Russia-Ukraine war, NASA and other space agencies are facing serious diplomatic tensions in this 22-year partnership.
Russia periodically provides equipment and crew transport with firing engines to keep the international station high in space. Astronauts from Russia and other countries often work side by side in the space station’s laboratory.
Patricia Sanders, chairwoman of NASA’s Independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, told UPI that as Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate, we are analyzing the serious impact of this on NASA’s Safety Advisor.