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    Roscosmos head stated that Russia's space corporation is considering the possibility of signing a new contract with NASA on delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2019.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia's space corporation Roscosmos is considering the possibility of signing a new contract with NASA on delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2019, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Friday.

    "The US companies are developing spaceships to deliver astronauts to the ISS…but delays are likely in my opinion," Komarov said in an interview aired by Business FM radio.

    "If such situation arises, we will be ready to conclude new contracts to ensure the delivery of astronauts to the ISS," he emphasized.

    The current ISS contract between Roscosmos and NASA expires in 2019.


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