Russia to NASA: Sticking with space station until at least 2028

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By Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Russian space officials have told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain a part of the International Space Station at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, a senior NASA official told Reuters on Wednesday. Yuri Borisov, the newly appointed director-general of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, surprised NASA on Tuesday by announcing that Moscow intended to end the longstanding space station partnership “after 2024.” Kathy Lueders, NASA’s space operations chief, said in an interview that Russian officials later on Tuesday to…

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