Science News Roundup: Putin orders Russian space agency overhaul; NASA and Russian space agency sign agreement to share space station flights – Roscosmos and more


Here is a summary of current scientific news.

Cyprus launches first underwater archaeological park in ancient port

Cyprus has opened its first underwater archaeological park, giving visitors a glimpse of history in one of the best-preserved ancient ports in the eastern Mediterranean. The now submerged port off the ancient city-kingdom of Amathus was built between 312/311 BC and 294 BC, when Cyprus was at the center of a conflict between two successors of Alexander the Great. It was probably built as a naval base due to its narrow entrance, although experts say its combined commercial use cannot be ruled out either.

High pressure oxygen shows promise in long COVID; prior Omicron infection may protect against subvariants

Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. High-pressure oxygen treatment may help prolong COVID

Putin orders overhaul of Russian space agency

President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a reshuffle of the Russian space agency, appointing Yuri Borisov, a former deputy prime minister and deputy defense minister, to replace Dmitry Rogozin as its head. The change was announced shortly before Roscosmos announced that it had signed a landmark agreement with NASA regarding flights and crews embedded on the International Space Station (ISS) – a rare example of cooperation between Russia and the United States at a time of acute war tension. in Ukraine.

NASA and the Russian space agency sign an agreement to share space station flights – Roscosmos

NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency have signed a long-standing agreement to integrate flights to the International Space Station, allowing Russian cosmonauts to fly on US-made spacecraft in exchange for the ability for US astronauts to board the Russian Soyuz, the agencies announced on Friday. “The agreement is in the interests of Russia and the United States and will promote the development of cooperation within the framework of the ISS program,” Roscosmos said in a statement, adding that it will facilitate “the exploration of the ‘outer space for peaceful purposes’.

(With agency contributions.)


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