Russia Tries to Restore Space Program’s Soviet-Era Glory

A Russian spacecraft docks at the International Space Station, July 20, 2016 (Roscosmos photo by Oleg Skirpochka via Flickr).
A Russian spacecraft docks at the International Space Station, July 20, 2016 (Roscosmos photo by Oleg Skirpochka via Flickr).
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Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on a range of countries’ space priorities and programs. The Russian state space corporation Roscosmos announced that it plans to reduce the number of cosmonauts at the International Space Station from three to two in a bid to improve efficiency and reduce costs. In an email interview, Asif Siddiqi, a professor at Fordham University, discussed Russia’s space program. WPR: What are Russia’s space capabilities, in terms of its space-industrial complex, and who are its major international partners, in terms of space diplomacy and commercial ties? Asif Siddiqi: The Russian […]

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