Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Fly Us To The Moon Mr Putin

Russian news agency TASS reports that Russia is planning several missions to create a permanent base on the moon by 2030.
The USSR tried and failed to create a base in the 1970s and shelved the project in 1976 until such a time that the technology was available to pick it up again.
Now the Russians have the new Angara A5 rockets they have revisited the idea and have completed testing and are setting a course on establishing a permanent base on the surface of the moon, which will include a solar power station, telecommunication station, technological station, scientific station, long-range research rover, landing and launch area, and an orbiting satellite.
Exciting stuff even though it feels that it is something we should have been planning decades ago but better late than never.

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