Nasa Still Pushing for a  on a SpaceX Mission

Russian Cosmonaut to Fly

NASA And Russia Had Been Planning

To initiate "seat swaps" this fall, with a cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, flying on SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle for the first time.

Presently, Kikina Is Scheduled

To launch as part of the "Crew 5" mission in September, which will be commanded by NASA astronaut Nicole Mann.

Around The Same Time

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio would launch on the Soyuz MS-22 mission, commanded by Sergei Prokopyev.

However, A Key NASA Official

Told Ars that there is still no official word on whether the swap will happen.

The Decision

Rests with diplomats in Moscow and Washington, DC, and should be finalized in the coming weeks.

"It's A Process"

"Roscosmos needs to get agreement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then they go to their Prime Minister. After that, the agreement comes to the US State Department for approval."

Nasa Just Bought Rest of  Flights from SpaceX

the Space Station Crew