The head of the US Space agency, Dr. James Fletcher, said yesterday (Thursday June 15)?
The head of the US Space agency, Dr. James Fletcher, said yesterday (Thursday June 15) that Soviet cosmonauts would arrive in the Untied States within a year to begin training for a joint space mission in 1975. Dr. Fletcher said joint training was absolutely essential and that the Soviet Union had also agreed to send up of a Soyuz space craft to Houston, Texas, for use in the programme. He told newsmen, after a 20 minute session with President Nixon, that US astronauts were already learning Russian in preparation for the joint mission. Dr. Fletcher also gave details of joint space projects involving other countries.
SYNOPSIS: At the White House Thursday, President Nixon and the head of the United States space agency discussed plans for cooperation in space with the Soviet Union and other countries. Later, Dr. James Fletcher outlined plans at a news conference.