The new head of Russia's space corporation made a big deal out of telling the president that the country would be abandoning the International Space Station after 2024.
Everybody was confused by the vague statement and asked the same question: when, exactly? Russia had yet to tell its international partners of any such plans.
One person was unaffected by the news.
In response to the news, Musk said "bon voyage".
Musk has been at odds with Russia's space leadership for a long time. According to a new book, Musk started his rocket venture after a Russian engineer spat on his shoes.
According to Insider, Garver wrote in her book that he decided to start his own rocket company because he was offended by the act.
The rivalry between Musk and Dmtiri Rogozin has been going on for almost 10 years.
The international community and Russia's space program are at odds because of Russia's actions. The fact that NASA and Russian cosmonauts have collaborated on the International Space Station for over two decades is not ideal.
The reality is that Roscosmos probably won't be leaving its posts any time soon. Russia's space agency will likely keep its cosmonauts on board the International Space Station until the country builds its own space station, which could take ages, according to a report.
NASA's space operations chief said they were not getting any indication that anything had changed.
The flight director for the Russian segment of the space station is believed to be saying that Musk's space company may have to deal with Russia until at least 2028.
A seat swap between NASA and Roscosmos is scheduled to take place next month. The crew of the Crew Dragon will fly to the International Space Station at the end of the month.
Russia's plans to leave the station won't leave America completely powerless, as NASA still has to figure out how to take over attitude control.
It's not surprising that he's happy to see them leave because of the efforts of Musk.
Russia has told NASA that the space station pullout is less imminent than previously stated.
Russia says it will definitely quit the International Space Station, but it doesn't say when.