New US sanctions could affect American astronauts on ISS: Moscow
Moscow- AGENCE PRESSE FRANCE
In this image obtained from NASA, US astronaut Rick Mastracchio takes a "selfie" on April 23, 2014, during a repair mission outside the International Space Station. Mastracchio and US astronaut Steve Swanson stepped out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install a backup computer at the International Space Station after one failed earlier this month. "AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-NASA/Rick Mastracchio"
"If their aim is to deliver a blow to Russia's rocket-building sector, then by default, they would be exposing their astronauts on the ISS," the Interfax news agency quoted Rogozin as saying in Crimea.
The ISS is a permanently staffed research laboratory that flies about 260 miles above Earth.