How will the Russian invasion impact U.S.-Russia cooperation in space?
The U.S. and Russia have a long history of cooperation in space, and the International Space Station is the most recent example. But now, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has cast some doubt on the future of U.S. agreements with the Russians.
Dr. Chris Combs is a Dee Howard faculty fellow and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also an expert on ISS operations. He spoke with TPR’s Jerry Clayton.
CLAYTON: Talk to me about the history of the Russians involvement in the International Space Station.
COMBS: Well, it's a very collaborative thing, which is part of what's been so neat about the International Space Station. It is an international cooperation, right? There are Russian manufactured segments there, and the United States manufactured segments.