ISS PROGRAM REVIEW

28.03.2018

On 26-28 March 2018, a regular meeting of Roscosmos, Glavkosmos, and NASA for the International Space Station Program review took place in Glavkosmos office.

The agenda covered the issues related to the current status of joint work under the launch campaigns for manned missions where both Russian and USA parties are involved, i.e. crew training, mission scheduling, and required paperwork.

Since 1994, NASA has been a customer of Roscosmos services on astronautstransportation to the ISS and rescue using the versions of SoyuzMS manned spacecraft.

Glavkosmos acts as a coordinator for NASA delegations in Baikonur during the launch campaigns.

Interesting facts 1/3
On July 15, 1975 Soyuz-19 spaceship was lifted aboard Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It was the first international space flight with the docking of Apollo, a US spaceship. The famous Soyuz-Apollo docking was a historical event and a symbol of rapprochement between the two superpowers in the period of détente during the long-lasting Cold War.
Interesting facts 2/3
Soyuz spaceship was used for the first commercial space flight coordinated by Glavkosmos. In December 1990, a Japanese journalist Toyohiro Akiyama became a member of the crew delivered to MIR space station.
Interesting facts 3/3
Soyuz-2.1a became the first rocket launched from the new Russian space center Vostochny. The historical launch was conducted on April 28, 2016.