Signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, on March 29, 2021, this measure facilitates collaboration between both sides on space research for peaceful purposes.
According to Russian authorities, this extension meets the interests of both parties and will contribute ‘to the effective implementation of joint space projects.’
This is the fourth time that the agreement is extended, one of the main regulatory mechanisms of the conditions in which the Russia-US space cooperation must operate.
The Moscow-Washington interaction in this field has allowed for joint flights on spacecrafts from both countries, as well as mutual assistance at the International Space Station.
The agreement was reached on June 17, 1992, and the last deadline expired on Dec.31, 2020.