Russia has said it aims to put man on moon by 2030
‘Permanent bases’, rather than simply repeating previous missions
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is planning to travel to the moon – and stay there.
‘We’re not talking about repeating what mankind achieved 40 years ago,’ said Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos. ‘We’re talking about establishing permanent bases.’
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A spacecraft will “conduct a demonstrative manned circumlunar test flight with the subsequent landing of cosmonauts on [the Moon’s] surface and their return to Earth” by 2030, according to a leaked strategy document from Russia’s space agency, Roskosmos.
Moscow has periodically announced ambitious plans for space exploration in recent years, but this is the first time a firm deadline has been set for a manned lunar mission.
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“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”—President John [...]