Posted on 03/11/2022 21:42 / Updated on 03/11/2022 21:43
(Credit: Bill Stafford – NASA – JSC)
U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hay may be released due to threats from Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s space agency. According to the American TV channel ABCRokosin threatened the U.S. astronaut in response to sanctions that would prevent him from exporting high-tech goods to Russia.
Mark has spent 355 days on the International Space Station – more than 20 years and with the participation of the United States, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada – which is 408 km from Earth’s orbit.
Rocosin’s social networking sites have been threatened by a video posted in Russian in which he threatens to leave Vande Hay in space and cut off the Russian part of the station. The return of the American astronaut on the Russian spacecraft, along with other astronauts from Russia, is scheduled for the end of March. To date, the United States Space Agency (NASA) has not commented on the claim.
“It is unthinkable that the Russian space program would drop someone responsible for bringing someone home into space. I do not see that happening,” he told Rokosin rudely on social media. “However, maybe they will. I do not know,” commented astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 340 days on the space station.
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