Thursday / 18 December 2014

Russia Space Station Could Support
Moon Program


Head Of Roscosmos, Oleg Ostapenko, Says Russia May Build Its Own Space Station As Transfer Point For Moon Missions & For Testing Crewed Spacecraft For Lunar Exploration Program, Projected To Begin Construction In 2017; Roscosmos Will Make Decision In Jan 2015 On New Super-Heavy Rocket Design For Moon Program, Capable Of Lifting 80 Metric Tons Of Cargo, Additional Rocket Capable Of Carrying 130-160 Metric Tons Also Planned; Current Plans Outline Full-Scale Russia Moon Exploration Program In 2016-2025

Image Credit: Roscosmos, NASA