NASA administrator Michael Griffin is visiting Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facilities in Bangalore on 9 May and Thiruvananthapuram on 10 May. In Bangalore he will sign an ISRO/NASA memorandum of understanding and an agreement for two US payloads to be aboard India’s first unmanned lunar probe Chandrayaan-1. An augmented version of ISRO’s four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will launch it in 2008. Griffin’s visit is the first by a NASA administrator in 30 years.

Source: Flight International