Contents tagged with NASA

  • Russia complains to NASA about the smell of alcohol on International Space Station

    Russia sent request to the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in connection with the isopropyl alcohol emissions on the International Space Station (ISS), announced the head of The Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center, Pavel Vlasov, in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    According to Vlasov, this emission was recorded after the reusable Dragon 2 spacecraft of the Ilon Mask company SpaceX docked to the ISS.

    As the head of …

  • 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,” …

  • Kremlin reveals plans for earth-probing satellite system

    Roscosmos, the Russian state space corporation, is planning to launch a network of orbital satellites to remotely explore the surface of the earth.

    The project has been titled Gosudaryevo Oko (“State Eye”), Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin announced on Friday.

    “We have the projects ‘Digital Economy’, ‘Digital Earth’ and many others. But how can there be a digital economy if Roscosmos’s resources are not used?” he remarked while explaining his initiative.

    “After the successful launch in …

  • NASA head agrees to meet with Roscosmos director in Russia

    NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has accepted the invitation from Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin to meet in Russia, the Russian state space corporation announced on its official website. 

    Bridenstine’s visit to Russia was discussed during a teleconference between the two space corporation administrators on January 14. Initially, Roscosmos did not report that the call had taken place, although this was reported by Kommersant. The Russian space corporation explained that it delayed the …

  • Head of NASA has no plans to visit Russia

    Jim Bridenstine, head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), does not intend to go abroad any time soon, not even to Russia, his press secretary Megan Powers told TASS on Thursday. 

    “The director currently does not have plans to make any trips abroad,” she said when asked whether Bridenstine intended to travel to Russia to meet with Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin. “Future travel plans… are still under consideration,” Powers added. 

    She also commented on NASA’s plans to …

  • Kremlin: Russia awaits explanation from NASA regarding the decision to cancel Rogozin’s visit to the US

    Russian state corporation Roscosmos continues to prepare its “negotiating position” regarding cooperation with NASA. In a statement on their website, the company stated that they are awaiting an official explanation from the US National Aeronautics Administration and Space exploration company regarding the planned visit of Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin.

    Earlier, on December 5th, the USA Today newspaper, reported, citing a statement by NASA spokesman Megan Powers that the US canceled and …

  • NASA cancels visit by the Director General of Russian space agency

    NASA has indefinitely rescinded a planned visit by the Director General of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who has been sanctioned for his role in Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, USA Today reports. Following mounting pressure, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine cancelled the visit by his Russian counterpart.

    "NASA has informed the Russian space agency, Roscosmos that the proposed visit of Roscosmos Director General, Dr. Dmitry Rogozin, currently planned for February 2019, will need to be …

  • Russia wants to fly to the moon to check if Americans were there

    The head of the government corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin during a visit to the Russian Space Systems together with the President of Moldova Igor Dodon stated that it is necessary to check whether Americans were on the moon, RIA Novosti reports

    “We set a goal to fly and check if they were there or were not. They say they were, we will check,” said Rogozin answering the corresponding question. At the same time, Rogozin believes that currently, no one on earth can handle the moon program …

  • NASA doesn't plan to extend contact with Russian Space Agency to deliver astronauts to ISS

    NASA does not plan to extend its contract with the Russian Space Agency to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2019. The final decision will, however, be made in the near future. Russian RIA Novosti news agency reported that this was stated by the associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA Headquarters, William Gerstenmaier.

    “As of now, we do not plan to extend the contract but we are reviewing it and will make a decision …

  • Ukraine offers joint production of rocket engines with US to replace Russian models

    Ukraine has proposed a joint development and production of a rocket engine designed to replace Russian models that are currently used for the launch of U.S. military satellites, Radio Svoboda reported.

    On the 31st of May, the Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Luybomyr Sabadosh stated that he proposed a plan to replace Russian RD-180 rocket engines during his visit to the U.S.A. Congress decided to stop using RD-180 engines until 2019.

    “This is a challenging task but we can handle it,” …