"La NASA suspèn llaços Rússia, excepte a l'estació espacial’

‘NASA suspends Russia ties, except on space station’

NASA has cut all contacts with Russia except for cooperation aboard the Estació Espacial Internacional, according to an internal memo obtained by the online news site The Verge on Wednesday.

NASA did not immediately return calls for comment.

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No obstant això, a copy of the memo posted online described a halt to travel to Russia by NASA employees and to visits by Russians to NASA facilities, and a freeze on exchange of email, teleconferences and video conferences.

Given Russia’s ongoing violation of Ukraine¹s sovereignty and territorial integrity, until further notice, the US government has determined that all NASA contacts with Russian government representatives are suspended, unless the activity has been specifically excepted,” va dir.

The new policy does not apply tooperational International Space Station activities” o “multilateral meetings held outside of Russia that may include Russian participation,” added the memo.

Rússia d' Soyuz spacecraft are the sole means of transport to the ISS for the world’s astronauts. La Estats Units pays Russia an average of $70.7 million per seat.

The direction applied toall NASA centersand was ordered by Michael O’Brien, NASA’s associate administrator for International and Interagency Relations.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told lawmakers on March 27 that he was aware of no threat that would jeopardize the Russian-US partnership at the space station.

Earlier Wednesday, NATO warned that Russia’s military presence on the flashpoint borderestimated at about 40,000 troopswith Ukraine was ofgrave concern.

NATO on Tuesday announced the alliance was suspending all practical cooperation with Russia, military and civilian, and that there was no confirmation that Russian troops were pulling back from the border.

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