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Russia Says Its Planning Moon Base With NASA And ESA
2012-01-20 12:15:46

The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said on Friday that it is talking with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on plans to create a manned research base on the moon. Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station that it plans to discuss the possibility of a permanent moon base with NASA and ESA. "We don't want man to just step on the moon," Mr Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station. "Today, we know enough about it, we know that there is water in its polar areas ......

Russian Wants To Build Colony On The Moon
2011-10-19 10:38:57

A Russian cosmonaut said on Tuesday that it may be setting up a colony in volcanic tunnels on the moon. The cosmonaut said the discovery of volcanic tunnels on the moon could provide a natural shelter for the first lunar colony. "This new discovery that the moon may be a rather porous body could significantly alter our approach to founding lunar bases," Sergei Krikalyov, who heads Russia's Star City cosmonaut training center outside Moscow, said at a press event. "If it turns out that...

2010-11-20 06:25:00

What if humans could occupy the Moon just 100 years after our first visit there in 1969? Could the Moon become an independent, self-sustaining, and sovereign state?  If so, why not begin designing such a world now? Those are the questions being tackled at this year's Moon Capitol Competition, in which bright, young and talented designers and architects are showcasing their ideas for a lunar colony in 2069. The design contest, an exercise to combine architecture with engineering, was...

2010-09-11 13:15:00

Researchers are demonstrating that plants from Earth could be grown without soil on the moon or Mars, setting the table for astronauts who would find potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables awaiting their arrival. The first extraterrestrials to inhabit the moon probably won't be little green men, but they could be little green plants.Researchers at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, known as CEAC, are demonstrating that plants from Earth...

2009-11-17 11:54:00

The head of NASA said on Tuesday that the U.S. is ready to cooperate with China in space exploration, as Beijing aims to send a manned mission to the moon by around 2020, AFP reported. NASA chief Charles Bolden said he was perfectly willing to engage the Chinese in trying to make them a partner in any space endeavor. "I think they're a very capable nation," he added. Bolden told reporters on a visit to Tokyo that China has demonstrated their capability to do something that only two other...

2009-11-13 16:16:00

HOUSTON Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers are among the participants who will present papers at the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Nov. 16-19 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The workshop brings together academic, governmental and private sector interests to focus on the sustainability theme of the LEAG-coordinated Lunar Exploration Roadmap. The program consists of...

2009-06-30 16:33:57

NASA is officially still on schedule with their 4-year-old plan to spend $35 billion to build new rockets and finally take astronauts to the moon again, but now a top NASA manager is proposing a cheaper alternative that costs around $6.6 billion. This less expensive option may not be as powerful as NASA's current design with its fancy new rockets, the people-carrying Ares I and cargo-lifting Ares V, but it will still get to the moon and back. The new model requires flying lunar vehicles on...

2009-05-28 06:50:00

The Phantom Torso is back, and he has quite a story to tell. He's an armless, legless, human-shaped torso, a mannequin that looks like he's wrapped in a mummy's bandages. Scientists at the European Space Agency call him Matroshka, and like his NASA counterpart Fred, this mannequin is an intrepid space traveler. Now that he's spent four months on the International Space Station, scientists are learning about the space radiation that Matroshka endured. Lessons learned from Fred and Matroshka...

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