Three astronauts arrive at the space station in yellow and blue

New York (AP) — Three Russian astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on Friday. Wearing a yellow flight suit with blue accents, the colors seemed to match the Ukrainian flag. Men were the first to arrive at the space station since the start of the Russian War in Ukraine last month.

Russian spacecraft Roscosmos Space Station Oleg Artemyev, Dennis Matbeyev and Sergey Korsakov will be leased by Russia on the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 8:55 pm (EDT 11:55 am) on Friday. It exploded from the Baikonur launch facility. They docked smoothly to the station only three hours later and joined two Russians, four Americans and one German at the orbiting outpost.

Artemyev’s video, shot while the spacecraft was preparing to dock with the space station, showed him wearing a blue flight suit. It wasn’t clear, if any, what the yellow uniforms they changed were going to send.

Artemyev was asked about the proceedings when the astronaut was able to return to Earth and talk to his family. He said all crew members would choose for themselves.

“It was my turn to choose a color, but I had to use it because I had a lot of yellow material, so we had to wear yellow,” he said.

Since the beginning of the war, many have used the Ukrainian flag and its colors to show solidarity with the country.

As a result of the war, the launch of the spacecraft was canceled and the contract was broken. Roscosmos Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin warned that the United States would need to fly into space with a “broom” after Russia announced that it would stop supplying rocket engines to US companies. However, many are worried that Rogozin is endangering decades of peaceful exoplanet partnerships, especially on space stations.

NASA administrator Bill Nelson downplayed Rogozin’s comments, The Associated Press told the Associated Press: He spouts from time to time. But after all, he works with us. “

“Other people working in Russia’s private space program, they are professionals,” Nelson told AP on Friday. “They never miss a beat with us, American astronauts, and American mission control. Nevertheless, in space, we can collaborate with Russian friends and colleagues.”

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hay, who broke the US single spaceflight record for 340 days on Tuesday, took two Russians on a Soyuz capsule for a landing in Kazakhstan on March 30. I plan to leave the space station with people.

In April, three more NASA and one Italian astronaut will explode towards the space station.