Political differences between Russia, Europe and the United States have the opportunity over time to affect the ISS program, But as long as this doesn't happen, said 1st Deputy chief designer of RSC "Energia" - the head of the Russian segment of the ISS Vladimir Solovyov.
"I do not feel that Now is changing relationships between the ISS partners. But sooner or later they may be, have the opportunity to be indirectly subject to change, "said RIA" Novosti " Solovyov.
he has also noticed that the ISS - this area, as long as independent from any political difficulties. Solovyov also said that the decision not to change the date of the return to Earth of the current ISS crew. First of a Number of media reported about the delay of planting the previous mission for two days." Yes, this option was considered, But collectively decided the date of planting not to change. A number of works we will be able to charge to finish the new crew members, " said Soloviev. According to him, the nearest spacewalk under the Russian program is scheduled for February 2016." currently developing a programme of. Likely to perform this output will be Russian cosmonauts Volkov and Kornienko, " Solovyov. In the past year because of the situation around Ukraine, the U.S. has ceased all cooperation with Russia in the space field with the exception of the ISS project. American Experts believe that the station on which the NASA budget each year spent more than $ 3 billion, is a unique platform for research, among them biomedical, observations and experiments that will assist you to prepare a manned mission to Mars. Space Ministry nourishes the USA hope to build a journey to the Red planet early in the second half of the 2030s. Remember that us congressmen are Republicans seriously apprehended danger to the Russian capital to stop participation in the ISS in 2020 and to stop the supply of Americans rocket engines used to launch military satellites. And the head of NASA Charles Bolden said that in case of withdrawal of Russia from the ISS program, the station will eventually continue its work. NASA has hopes in 2017 to deliver astronauts on private spaceships, for example, apparatuses of the organization SpaceX. The U.S. state Department, for its part, said that cooperation in space was and is the hallmark of U.S.-Russia relations, as well As among them in the midst of the cold war.