WASHINGTON, DC -- The head of NASA says U.S. ties with Russia are still strong despite Moscow's rejection of its lunar project. NASA plans to land humans on the lunar surface by 2024, and build a space station orbiting the Moon.
On Monday, the head of Russia's space program called the project a departure from "the principles of cooperation and mutual support that have developed with the ISS," and that it wasn't interested in participating.
On Tuesday, however, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine insisted that their relationship was "solid." NASA expects Russia to provide an airlock for its lunar outpost.
Dr. Jim Green, Chief Scientist for NASA speaks with 104.7 WONK FM's Jen Richer on the lunar project. Listen to the full interview here: