Once the attack by Russian troops on Ukraine became known, many focused on what could happen aboard the International Space Station (ISS), where astronauts and cosmonauts from the United States and Russia, respectively, live and work every day. days.
Although NASA assured that the joint work between the two nations would not have to be affected by what happens on the surface of the Earth, the Russian space agency has made several threats if the sanctions imposed by the North American country continue to affect them.
Now, in one of the most worrying developments related to this tense relationship, Roscosmos has published a video threatening to abandon American astronaut Mark Vande Hei in space.
In accordance with abcnewsDmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency, published a video where he warns that he will leave Vande Hei on the ISS. It should be remembered that the American holds the record for the longest flight and hoped to return to Earth with two cosmonauts after spending 355 days in space.
Vande Hei is scheduled to travel to our planet in three weeks and land in Kazakhstan, after finishing his work for Expedition 65. A few days ago, the astronaut had worked on the study of a security system against space fires with his colleague Russian Pyotor Dubrov.
This worrying threat occurs after the United States decreed a series of economic sanctions on Russia due to the invasion of that country’s troops in Ukraine, which also affects the Russian aerospace industry.