Russia threatens to crash the International Space Station into the U.S.

On Feb. 26, in response to the Biden administration’s sweeping sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Roscosmos Chief Rogozin threatened to crash a 500-ton international space station into the territory of the United States or Europe if the United States refused to get back on track to cooperate with Russia. 

Geopolitical and space expert Weichert remarked that Russia has a 10-to-12-year advantage over the U.S. in space exploration, meaning it is uncertain that the U.S. will meet the challenge posed by Russia. The U.S. will soon encounter a heavy strike in space that cannot be recovered in a timely manner, and the first war the U.S. loses on Earth maybe this space war. 

Weichert criticized US politicians for lacking the foresight to fend off rivals in space exploration after the Cold War. They thought that the U.S. would always dominate the world, that no one would dare to challenge the U.S., and the U.S. would never require any preventive space security measures. 

However, today, 30 years later, we have learned a lesson from Russia, Communist China, North Korea, and even Iran that it was a wrong assumption.

Translated by: MOS Translation Team – cosmo
Design&editor: Hbamboo

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