Good News for US/Russian Space Relations

Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos (seal shown above), has been removed from this position. He has been in this position since May 2018. After his endless squabbles with NASA as well as juvenile behavior, relations between the two space agencies now have a chance to heal.

The new head of Roscosmos is Yuri Borisov, who was serving as a deputy prime minister in charge of Russia’s weapons industries. Sources call this a demotion for Mr. Borisov, who has not had luck with the ongoing war in Ukraine.

While Mr. Borisov’s posted credentials show no space program experience, if he can keep his temper in check and focus on space missions then the atmosphere will improve exponentially.