NEW YORK, June 11. /TASS/. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to continue its cooperation with Russia’s Space Agency Roscomos in regard to integrated space flights, NASA’s press office told TASS.
"NASA continues working toward an agreement with Roscosmos whereby we would routinely fly integrated crews to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz and the commercial crew spacecraft," the press office said in a statement.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on June 10 that allowed Roscosmos to hold talks with NASA on integrated space flights.
Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said last month that a decision on seat swap flights with NASA would be made in early June after the completion of internal government procedures.
Roscosmos female cosmonaut Anna Kikina is undergoing training in the United States to learn to operate a Crew Dragon spacecraft, according to Rogozin.
Roscosmos Executive Director for Manned Space Programs Sergey Krikalyov said in April that a draft agreement on seat swap flights to the International Space Station had been approved by most of Russian federal executive authorities.