15:20 GMT04 August 2020
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    Russia is ready to discuss forming joint International Space Station (ISS) crews with BRICS states, Igor Komarov, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – He noted that forming joint ISS crews with BRICS states (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) was a priority for Roscosmos but the space agency is also discussing the issue with NASA, as well as with the European Space Agency (ESA).

    "We are always leaving a door opened in this issue. We are at the early stage of discussing a joint crew with China," Igor Komarov told Rossiya 24 TV-channel.

    Komarov also said that China was interested in developing bilateral cooperation in spheres such as engine building, remote sensing and navigation.

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    International Space Station (ISS), European Space Agency (ESA), Roscosmos, BRICS
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