Heads of Roscosmos and NASA discuss Moon presence

Heads of Roscosmos and NASA discuss Moon presence

Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting with NASA head Jim Bridenstine, during which they discussed issues of planetary defense and sustainable presence on the Moon, Bridenstine wrote on Twitter.

"I just had my first meeting with Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin. We reaffirmed our commitment to cooperation on the International Space Station and discussed the search for life, planetary defense, and a sustainable presence at the Moon. Poyekhali! [Let's go! in Russian]" Brindenstine wrote.

Heads of Roscosmos and NASA were due to meet for the first time at the Baikonur Cosmodrome before the launch of the Soyuz M-10 manned spacecraft, which would transport Roscosmos astronaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague to the International Space Station. The launch is set for 11:40 am Moscow time on October 11, TASS reported.