Head of Russian space program calls for more international cooperation in NASA’s Moon plans | The Verge

1228431600.jpg.0 Head of Russian space program calls for more international cooperation in NASA’s Moon plans | The VergeDmitry Rogozin | Photo by Alexander RyuminTASS via Getty Images

The head of Russia’s space program said today that NASA’s plans to send people back to the Moon are “too US-centric” for Russia to participate. He has been critical of the program in the past and now says that Russia would only be open to participating if the Moon plans were more focused on international cooperation.

“The most important thing here would be to base this program on the principles of international cooperation that we’ve all used” to fly the ISS, Dmitry Rogozin, the director-general of Roscosmos, said through a translator during a virtual press conference at the International Astronautical Congress. He added: “If we could get back to considering making these principles as the foundation of the program, then Roscosmos could…

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