Of course, NASA may have a great tradition regarding space exploration, but we shouldn’t forget that Russia has also been involved in this field as well. The Russians even sent the first satellite into orbit many years ago. But imagine what kind of success and accomplishments those two powers combined would have. This is precisely what the Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has in mind.
Rogozin ordered the construction of two Soyuz MS spacecraft, one of which will help NASA to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The Russian chief even suggested that one of the spacecraft will be used for commercial flights of NASA from 2020 and 2021. The other vessel would be used for a tourist flight, which will most likely occur in late 2021.
Is the project feasible?
Everybody has ideas about space exploration, how we humans will colonize other planets, and even other solar systems. But how feasible are they? In the present situation, we have all the reasons to expect the two Soyuz spacecraft to be built, but it might take at least two years for the creation of one single unit. That is what Dmitry Rogozin claims. Whatever the truth may be, it’s crystal clear that we won’t get the chance to see the new Soyuz Russian spacecraft launched anytime soon.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station and habitable artificial satellite that dwells in low Earth orbit. The ISS program is a project between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), Roscosmos (Russia), and CSA (Canada). The ISS is being used as a microgravity and space environment laboratory where crew members conduct various experiments in fields like biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and others.
Does the International Space Station need more astronauts? More minds mean more knowledge and possibilities of successful exploration. Therefore, this can only be beneficial.