NASA has indefinitely postponed a visit by Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, which was set for next month. It would have required a sanctions waiver, as Rogozin has been barred from the US since 2014. “NASA has informed the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, that the proposed visit of Roscosmos Director General, Dr Dmitry Rogozin, currently planned for February 2019, will need to be postponed,” NASA spokeswoman Megan Powers told Sputnik on Friday. No new date for the visit has yet been set. The about-face from NASA comes just days after Powers told Politico that planning for Rogozin’s trip to meet NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in the US was underway despite a growing outcry from some hard-line lawmakers. Confirming that there were no plans to cancel the visit on Tuesday, Powers highlighted the importance of US-Russia cooperation in space, ongoing since the 1970s, and pointed out that Rogozin’s visit would have come in return for Bridenstine’s visit to…

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