Khrunichev Space Center Head Dismissed

November 30, 2005

Alexander Medvedev, the director-general of the Khrunichev Space Center has been dismissed, the center said in a news release Monday, reports RIA Novosti.

Vladimir Nesterov, who was previously in charge of launch operations, land infrastructure, and cooperation at the Russian Space Agency, has been appointed to the post.

Prior to the appointment, Nesterov worked as head of Roskosmos' Department of Delivery Vehicles, Ground-Based Space Equipment, and Cooperation.

Copyright 2005 by Space Daily, Distributed United Press International

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