7 April 2011, 13:36

Russia to create lunar base by 2030

Russia to create lunar base by 2030

Russia may establish a base on the Moon by 2030, the government’s press service reports, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prepares to visit Gagarin, a town southwest of Moscow.

Russia may establish a base on the Moon by 2030, the government’s press service reports, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prepares to visit Gagarin, a town southwest of Moscow.

Manned space flights, above all to the Moon, and the creation of a base near one of the Moon’s poles where frozen water was detected, are part of the country’s outer space exploration program.

Preparations may be launched in the coming decade for a manned mission to Mars.

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