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NASA Administrator Urges Continued Space Cooperation with Russia

Commenting to CNN today on allegations that Russia is developing nuclear weapons for deployment in space, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that he hopes to continue cooperating with Russia in space exploration. “We built the space station together. We operate it together. We want that to continue. We don’t want these other issues that are anything but peaceful to get in the way,” Nelson told CNN.

Nelson pointed out that there are 15 partners on the International Space Station, and Russia is one of them. He recalled that space cooperation began in 1975, with the Apollo-Soyuz program. “We’ve peacefully cooperated with Russia ever since,” he said.