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Russia is making preparations to separate its components of the International Space Station and fly them away when the rest of the station de-orbits.
The follow-up spacecraft to Russiaâ€™s Soyuz capsule may be equipped with rocket thrusters that would aid in landing.
The federal space agency, Roscosmos, chose RSC Energia on Monday to develop its next-generation Russian manned spacecraft.
Russia's leading spacecraft maker RSC Energia said an agreement has been reached to continue using the International Space Station until 2020. Vitaly Lopota, president of the company, said Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Space Agency have reached a verbal agreement to extend the use of the orbiter, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.
Rivals for lunar conquest four decades ago, Russia hopes to join the U.S. moon exploration program with technology and know-how, a Russian space agency spokesman said Thursday.
Russia plans to cooperate with China in robotic missions to the moon and Mars and other space projects, officials said Thursday.
Russia's leading space company on Tuesday laid out an ambitious plan to send manned missions to the moon by 2015, build a permanent base to tap its energy resources and dispatch a crew to Mars between 2020 and 2030.
As NASA frets over the space shuttle's new troubles, Russian space officials are glowing with pride for their 40-year old workhorse - the cramped but reliable Soyuz spacecraft.
Russia's Federal Space Agency and NASA have approved the crew of the next mission to the international space station, a Russian agency spokesman said Tuesday.
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