Roscosmos, NASA agree on extending ISS operation until 2024

The chiefs of the Russian and U.S. space agencies have agreed on extending the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2024, says Igor Komarov, the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

The chiefs of the Russian and U.S. space agencies have agreed on extending the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2024, says Igor Komarov, the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

"An agreement has been reached on extending the ISS' work until 2024. Roscosmos and NASA will work on a future orbital station's program together," Komarov said at a joint press conference with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at the Baikonur space center.

"NASA and we have agreed that we will develop a common system for implementing manned programs. It is very important for the future that the companies of our countries will work according to unified standards," Komarov said.

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