Kremlin claims head of NASA plans to visit Russia

RIA Novosti reported, citing the official representative of the Russian state corporation Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko that the head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine is indeed planning to come to Russia for talks with the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. 

“The invitation… for Bridenstine to come to Russia for further negotiations was announced by... [the head of Roscosmos] Rogozin during the teleconference. The American side intends to accept it but the time of the visit has not yet been agreed on,” he said. 

In January, NASA reported that Bridenstine accepted an invitation from Rogozin to visit Russia or the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Rogozin later said that Bridenstine could come to one of the next spaceship launches. 

Rogozin, who was under US sanctions in 2014, was supposed to visit the United States in February. The sanctions were lifted to allow the Roscosmos head to visit the US, but the invitation was later postponed by the US indefinitely.

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