NASA and Roscosmos agreed to share seats during spaceflight
A deal was reached by the US and Russia to send each other's space travellers to the International Space Station (ISS).
The breakthrough came after months of tension and uncertainty regarding shared space activities due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The agreement advances the growth of cooperation and serves the interests of both Russia and the United States.
there are appropriately trained crew members on board the station for essential maintenance and spacewalks.”
The contract is a “no-exchange-of-funds arrangement,” Finch said
“It also protects against contingencies such as a problem with any crew spacecraft,
a situation on board the station that necessitates an earlier-than-expected crew and vehicle return to Earth,"