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NASA is negotiating with Roskosmos the purchase of an additional one or two Soyuz seats for astronauts, stated NASA Deputy International Space Station (ISS) Program Manager Joel Montalbano.

He noted that the next American astronaut would leave for ISS onboard Soyuz in April 2020. However, additional seats will be required until the United States resumes its manned flights, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

Earlier, reported that NASA would buy additional seats on Russian Soyuz for its astronauts.