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Astronauts ignore worldly tensions

DO OR DIE:Political discord on Earth are of little concern to Russian and American astronauts on the ISS, who depend on cooperation to do their jobs and stay alive

AFP, WASHINGTON

“We are confident that our two space agencies will continue to work closely as they have throughout various ups and downs of the broader US-Russia relationship,” NASA said in a statement.

Tomorrow, that relationship is set to be renewed once more, when one US astronaut climbs into a tightly packed Soyuz spacecraft alongside two Russian cosmonauts.

Together, they will blast off toward the space station to join the three men — one from Japan, one from America and one from Russia — who are already there.

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