The new head of NASA will deliver a lecture at MSU

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobounce on the main building of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov. Archival photoThe new head of NASA will deliver a lecture at MSU© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The new head of NASA Jim Breidenstein next week will give a lecture about space at MSU named after M. V. Lomonosov, said Friday in Moscow University rector Viktor Sadovnichy.

«You know, it is now one of the most popular faculties (faculty of space research) of the University of Moscow. His supervisor astronaut. Now «Rosatom», including Dmitry Rogozin, has expressed interest to the faculty,» — said Sadovnichy on a press conference in MIA «Russia today».

According to him, next Tuesday, October 9, at MSU comes the head of NASA. «(He) felt that it is necessary to come to Moscow University and to lecture students on the topic: «NASA: program and prospects»,» — said the rector.

The next day, Wednesday, Breidenstein will meet at the Baikonur cosmodrome Rogozin, this will be their first face-to-face meeting. The heads of the two agencies will discuss Russia’s participation in the project of creation of a lunar station, the extension of the ISS, as well as the possibility of continuing the flights of American astronauts on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Dmitry Rogozin and Jim Breidenstein almost simultaneously became heads of space agencies. The U.S. Senate approved the candidacy of Congressman Bridenstine at the head of the NASA 19 April 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Rogozin as General Director of «Roskosmos» may 24, 2018.

The first Russian Festival of science was held at MSU in 2006 on the initiative of gardening. For three days the event was attended by over 20 thousand people. According to the press service of the University, «the success of the first national science Festival and the popularity of such festivals in other countries have demonstrated the need for the annual organization of such events». Since 2007, the science Festival was a city-wide event and is held annually with the support of the government of Moscow. In 2011, the science Festival has received the status all-Russian.