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Russian space chief threatens ‘Death of the ISS’ as Ukraine invasion sparks Nasa feud

VLADIMIR cosmonaut leader Putin has threatened to cause “ISSUE DEATH” in a venomous gunfight with one of Nasa’s most famous former cosmonauts.

The future of the International Space Station is in the balance, as relations between the US and Russia hit rock bottom after the invasion of Ukraine.

Former astronaut Scott Kelly argues with Russia's space boss

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Former astronaut Scott Kelly argues with Russia’s space bossCredit: Alamy

Roscosmos General Manager Dmitry Rogozin was locked in a war of words with Scott Kelly, who spent a year on the space station in 2015.

The American engineer has criticized Rogozin’s hateful comments on social media since the West began imposing sanctions on Russia.

His worst threat warned President Joe Biden that he could let The ISS falls into the US or Europe.

In a since-deleted tweet, Rogozin apparently called the former astronaut a “fool” who should “leave” the social network.

“Otherwise, the death of the ISS will be on your conscience,” he warned.

Kelly shared a screenshot of the tweet, saying in Russian: “Why did you delete this tweet?

“You don’t want people to see who you are?”

Rogozin hit back at Kelly, saying he would “not allow you to behave like that”.

“Perhaps the amnesia and aggression you develop is a result of the overload and stress of the four spaceflights,” he said.

Russia’s space chief could not seem to break the argument and had to resort to stopping Kelly.

Russia abandoned US astronauts on ISS in fake video

Talking to CNNThe former astronaut said he thought it important to speak up after seeing a fake video produced by Roscosmos showing Russia separating one part of the ISS from the other.

It shows two Russian cosmonauts waving goodbye to Nasa cosmonaut Mark Vande Hei, who will return to Earth on a Russian spacecraft on March 30.

“It is unthinkable that the Russian space program would leave a person in space that they are responsible for bringing home,” he said.

Nasa has shied away from Rogozin’s remarks.

Last week, the agency said there was no indication that Russia was preparing to withdraw from the ISS.

ISS

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ISSCredit: Getty

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