“We continue to appreciate the fact that we maintain a very professional relationship with our Russian colleagues,” Lueders quoted TASS as saying at a press conference.

According to her, NASA appreciates the constancy in relations with the Russian corporation, despite the difficult geopolitical situation.

Earlier, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle launched the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft with the new crew of the International Space Station into the target orbit.