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US to widen space cooperation with Russia

NASA is ready to increase the number of joint space experiments with Russia, Oleg Ostapenko, chief of Russia's National Space Agency (Roskosmos), said Friday.

IANS| Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 20:52 PM IST

Moscow: NASA is ready to increase the number of joint space experiments with Russia, Oleg Ostapenko, chief of Russia's National Space Agency (Roskosmos), said Friday.

"Today our American colleagues have offered to widen cooperation regarding the joint experiments in space," Ostapenko said.

He added that most of the experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) during the forthcoming year will be conducted with close participation of Russian and American space crews.

In early April this year, NASA announced resumption of space cooperation with Russia, except for International Space Station (ISS) ISS projects, due to the political crisis in Ukraine.

However, by the end of the month, NASA assured Russia that no space projects would be suspended and Russia-US space ties remained strong.