On the sixth episode of Russia Rising, we’ll boldly go where no podcast has gone before.
The International Space Station has long been heralded as a beacon of geopolitical cooperation, where representatives from 18 countries have lived and worked together, trusting each other with their lives. And all of them, including Canada and the United States, rely on Russia to hitch a ride to the stars.
But that close, interconnected relationship is now being tested, as space becomes increasingly militarized and privatized.
But should we believe the hype? Are we really on the cusp on a new space race? To find out what the future of space travel really looks like, we’ll ask the spacemen and spacewomen who’ve been there and back. David Saint-Jacques, Anne McClain and their Russian commander, Oleg Kononenko, and Chris Hadfield, who has flown two space shuttle missions and served as the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station.
David Saint-Jacques - Canadian astronaut
Doug Wheelock - NASA astronaut
Chris Hadfield — Former Canadian astronaut
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