NASA Halts Work with Russia

Russia’s actions in Ukraine are not only affecting global relations, but outer space ones as well. An internal NASA memo states “Given Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, until further notice, the U.S. government has determined that all NASA contacts with Russian government representatives are suspended, unless the activity has been specifically excepted.” The U.S. will suspend some space-related activities, including travel to Russia, teleconferences, visits by Russian government officials to NASA facilities, and exchange of emails with Russian officials. Ongoing International Space Station activities are permitted.