In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. and Russian space agency heads Jim Bridenstine and Dmitry Rogozin agree to meet October 10, as a Russian led investigation into a small leak in the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) continues. Jody Singer named Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center. SpaceX announces another mission around the Moon with a paying customer, this time with the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). A similar mission announced for 2018 never materialized. NASA’s ice-monitoring mission prepares for launch aboard the last Delta II rocket. As Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s commercial space ambitions soar so does the company’s stock value.
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Bridenstine, Rogozin discuss Soyuz MS-09 hole, will meet in person next month
Spacepolicyonline.com (9/13): Jim Bridenstine and Dimitry Rogozin, the heads of NASA and Roscosmos, have agreed to meet October 10 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a day before the scheduled launch from there of the Soyuz MS-10 crew transport with U.S. and Russian astronauts bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Their talk by phone on Wednesday was focused on a Russian led investigation into the hole detected and repaired August 29-30 in the Russian segment of the Space Station. ...