Russia ready to discuss joint ISS crews with BRICS states

Russia is ready to discuss forming joint International Space Station (ISS) crews with BRICS states, Igor Komarov, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.

Russia is ready to discuss forming joint International Space Station (ISS) crews with BRICS states, Igor Komarov, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.

He noted that forming joint ISS crews with BRICS states (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) was a priority for Roscosmos but the space agency is also discussing the issue with NASA, as well as with the European Space Agency (ESA).

"We are always leaving a door opened in this issue. We are at the early stage of discussing a joint crew with China," Igor Komarov told Rossiya 24 TV-channel.

Komarov also said that China was interested in developing bilateral cooperation in spheres such as engine building, remote sensing and navigation.

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