Russia warns of a catastrophe: the International Space Station may fall to Earth because of "maniacs"!

The head of the Russian Space Agency "Roscosmos" Dmitry Rogozin announced Saturday that Western sanctions imposed on Russia may cause the fall of the International Space Station, calling for the lifting of these measures and describing those who imposed them as "crazy".

Rogozin said that the sanctions will lead to disruption of the operation of the Russian spacecraft supplying the International Space Station, which will affect the Russian part of the station, which allows in particular to correct the orbit of the orbital structure.

He added, "This may cause the International Space Station, which weighs 500 tons, to descend on land or at sea."

"The Russian part ensures correcting the orbit of the station (on average 11 times a year), including to avoid cutting space debris," said Rogozin, who constantly posts messages of support for the Russian military in Ukraine on social networks.

And the head of "Roskosmos:" published a map of the world showing the likely location of the station's fall, stressing that Russia is largely safe.

"But residents of other countries, especially those led by Westerners, should think about the price of sanctions against Roscosmos," he added.

He described those who imposed the retaliatory measures as "crazy".

And the US space agency (NASA) said on the first of March that it was working to find solutions to keep the station in orbit without Russian help.

Crews and supplies are transported to this sector by Soyuz and Progress cargo vehicles.

Rogozin explained that the vehicle needed to launch these mechanisms "has been subject to US sanctions since 2021 and sanctions imposed by the European Union and Canada in 2022."

Roscosmos says it has appealed to its American (NASA), Canadian (Canadian Space Agency) and European (European Space Agency) partners to "lift the illegal sanctions against its companies."

And space is one of the last areas of Russian-American cooperation.

Roscosmos announced at the beginning of March its intention to prioritize the construction of military satellites due to Russia's growing isolation after its invasion of Ukraine.

Rogozin announced that Moscow would no longer supply the United States with engines for the American missiles "Atlas" and "Antares".

"Let's let them fly in space on brooms," he said.

On March 30, astronauts Mark Vandy, Anton Chkaplerov and Potter Dubrov are supposed to return to Earth from the International Space Station, aboard the Soyuz spacecraft.

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