by Staff Writers
Zvyozdny Gorodok (RIA Novosti) Oct 15, 2014
The situation in Ukraine has not affected relations between crew members at the International Space Station (ISS), cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev said Friday.
"In spite of politics, we have not argued and we feel like a single entity, a single nation that inhabits the Earth," Artemyev, who returned from the ISS about a month ago, told reporters at the Cosmonaut Training Center in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) in the Moscow Region.
Another ISS crew member, cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, said that the Ukrainian conflict had become a personal tragedy for him.
"For the 20 seconds you fly above Ukraine, you realize that this little piece of the Earth affects the faith of such a huge number of human beings. In any case, bad peace is better than good war," he said.
According to Skvortsov, the ISS crew closely followed the news about Ukraine and tried to see what was going on in the country's south-east from space.
"We were looking at what was going on, saw [Ukraine] from space. Seeing this [war] is terrible," he added.
The International Space Station (ISS) was first launched in 1998. Fifteen nations are currently involved in the project, including Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and eleven members of the European Space Agency.
Source: RIA Novosti
Cosmonaut Training Center
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.|