Russia starts building Moon spaceship, eyes Lunar base

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    Russia starts building Moon spaceship, eyes Lunar base

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    GO RUSSIA!!! I hope China follows close behind. I can't count on the US to do anything anymore. There's more then one way to skin a cat.
     
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    Russia starts building moon spaceship

    Aiming to create the first base on the surface of the moon, Russia has started building a spacecraft for manned lunar missions with the first test scheduled for 2015, the project developer said.

    "Work has already started. The unmanned tests are scheduled in 2015, the first manned mission is planned in 2018," Xinhua quoted Gennady Raikunov, head of the Central Research Institute of Machine Building, as saying. The spaceships would be designed to land on and lift off from the moon, work as space tug-boats as well as service modules for other space vehicles, he said.


    "(Russian federal space agency) Roscosmos has planned the creation of a new manned transportation system to conduct manned flights to the moon and servicing the vehicles in space," Raikunov said.
     
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    About time someone gets back there.
     
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    Yep,

    Russia, China, india, japan all have plans.

    Personally, I think it would be best to build a ship in space that's driven by the ion "drive". Can be used over and over again back and forth.

    Build a space "dock" around earth to build it in and build a space ship that can hold 7-10 people that can ferry back and forth from the moon. Simply use what they use to go from the surface to space for getting to it.

    Find a nice cave that's a few hundred feet long and close the entrance. Now that would be a fine moon base.
     
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