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Rogozin, Bridenstine Discuss Soyuz Launch To Take Crew to ISS

March 12, 2019 (EIRNS)—Dmitry Rogozin, Director of Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discussed the March 14 launch of the Soyuz MS12 rocket from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Rogozin said,

“Today I had a telephone conversation with Jim Bridenstine. We discussed the upcoming launch from Baikonur and future bilateral contacts. The NASA administrator shared his delight over the approval of their funding request for the development of the Moon program,”

Rogozin wrote on his official Twitter account, reported TASS.

The rocket will deliver the Soyuz spacecraft with cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch to the ISS. Ovchinin and Hague were scheduled to fly to the ISS on Oct. 11, 2018, but the flight was aborted two minutes after lift-off due to the failure of the Soyuz-FG rocket.