NASA Cuts Contact With Russia For Everything Except ISS
NASA says, due to tensions in Crimea, employees are to have no contact with their Russian counterparts - except when it comes to the station.By Steven Sparkman | April 2, 2014
Tensions between Russia and the U.S. have reached space, despite earlier assurances they wouldn't. An internal memo by NASA says the agency is cutting ties with Russia's space agency Roscosmos.
The memo, obtained Wednesday by SpaceRef, says all contact between the two agencies is suspended until further notice: no visits between officials, no phone calls, no emails, nothing.
Except in the place it matters most: the International Space Station. That's the one area where the two space programs will continue to work together.