General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin and the head of NASA Jim Breidenstein during a meeting at the Baikonur cosmodrome before the launch of the ISS-57/58. 10 Oct 2018 Alex Filippova NASA Jim Breidenstein commended cooperation with Russia in space, despite the crash of the “Union”. On radio Sputnik researcher of Institute of space research Nathan Eismont noted that this cooperation is only expanding.
The head of NASA Jim Breidenstein said that cooperation between the US and Russia, space is at a high point, despite the accident of the “Union” on October 11. According to Bridenstine, although the flight to the ISS failed, should be considered a great success the safe return of astronauts to Earth.
“This mission – not only research, but also diplomatic. We see that our countries in many cases do not go the same course, our interests diverge in many respects, but in space exploration, we could always leave the differences behind and work tightly together. It was clearly evident,” said Breidenstein.
He told of how Russian specialists have been embraced by Americans in the mission control Center, when it became clear that the astronauts landed successfully and are safe. “It was worth a watch”, – said the head of NASA.