Dmitry Rogozin, president of Russia’s National Aerospace Corporation, announced Tuesday that Russia is ready to start building its own space station with the approval of President Vladimir Putin, aiming to lift it into space by 2030.
Rogozin told Russia’s Interfax news agency that sending Russia’s self-built space station into orbit by 2030 would be “a huge breakthrough.”
Russia’s self-built space station means ending more than 20 years of cooperation with the United States on the International Space Station and opening a new chapter in space exploration, Reuters reported.
The International Space Station is one of the closest areas of Russian-American cooperation. Since 1998, Russian cosmonauts have worked with astronauts from the United States and more than a dozen other countries on the International Space Station.
However, Relations between Russia And The United States Have Recently Become Increasingly Strained Over A Number Of IssueS. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters last week that Russia will no longer participate in the International Space Station project from 2025.