NASA Secretary Bill Nelson said yesterday that the administration of US President Joe Biden has promised to extend the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030.
Nelson said the Biden administration has promised to work with international partners, including Russia, to continue the research being done in orbiting laboratories for the rest of the decade.
Russia and the United States have been working closely together on the International Space Station for over 20 years.
U.S. officials said in November that Russia’s anti-satellite missile tests would create low-earth orbit debris fields, endangering stations and endangering space activities for years.
The station will operate until 2030 if approved by an international partner and funded by the US Congress.
Congress is currently approving funding until 2024.
“As more and more countries are active in space, the United States is the world in expanding its international alliance and modeling rules and norms for the peaceful and responsible use of space,” Nelson said in a statement yesterday. It is more important than ever to continue to lead. ” , Released by NASA.
Tensions between Russia and the United States are not limited to space-related issues.
Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin warned about Ukraine on Thursday, but expressed optimism that January’s diplomatic negotiations could ease tensions (see report on page 11).
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/707224/Biden-extends-US-support-for-International-Space-S Biden extends US support for the operation of the International Space Station until 2030