NASA Associate Administrator To Travel To Baikonur March 14 For Soyuz MS-12 Launch - NASA

NASA Associate Administrator to Travel to Baikonur March 14 for Soyuz MS-12 Launch - NASA

NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Bill Gerstenmaier plans to travel to Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on March 14 to witness the launch of Russia's Soyuz MS-12 piloted spacecraft to the International Space Station, NASA Associate Administrator for Communications Bettina Inclan told Sputnik on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th February, 2019) NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Bill Gerstenmaier plans to travel to Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on March 14 to witness the launch of Russia's Soyuz MS-12 piloted spacecraft to the International Space Station, NASA Associate Administrator for Communications Bettina Inclan told Sputnik on Tuesday.

"Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, plans to travel to Kazakhstan for the March 14th launch .

.. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine currently does not have plans to make any trips abroad," Inclan said.

Inclan has not provided any information about the agenda of Gerstenmaier's visit. It is unknown if he plans to hold any official negotiations with the Russian side.

Valdimir Ustimenko, the spokesman of Russian state space agency Roscosmos, told Sputnik on Sunday that Bridenstine had accepted the recently extended invitation of Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin and was planning to visit Russia.

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