Space Quote: Sanctions and the ISS

Source/Credit: International Space Station (ISS) from NASA.

“If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from uncontrolled deorbiting and falling on US or European territory?”

–Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos, commenting on US sanctions against Russia’s aerospace industry resulting from that country’s invasion of Ukraine this week. The ISS is expected to stay aloft until 2031, assuming everyone cooperates.