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Russia to send men to the Moon ?

By T.K. Randall
March 15, 2012 · Comment icon 14 comments



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A leaked document suggests Russia is planning on embarking on a manned mission to the Moon.
The document details plans to "conduct a demonstrative manned circumlunar test flight with the subsequent landing of cosmonauts on [the Moonís] surface and their return to Earth" with a deadline of 2030. In the early days of the original space race, Russia look set to beat the US to the Moon when it became the first nation to put a man in space and to launch a satellite. Now, several decades on, can Russia finally fullfil its ambition to put a man on the Moon ?
Plans to send cosmonauts to the Moon could help revive Russiaís space programme after a troubled period. A series of satellites crashed last year and in January the Mars probe, Fobos Grunt, fell to Earth after a faulty launch two months earlier.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (14)


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Comment icon #5 Posted by BrandOfAmber 11 years ago
Right 'and then' because Barack totally just stole an election right? Pay attention or stay out of the joke bub. On topic: Russia is currently ahead in the 'space race' (which in my view has never ended), as they have an orbital delivery vehicle, while the US does not...
Comment icon #6 Posted by chainsawcam 11 years ago
GO RUSSIA GO! GET THERE FIRST!! and make those tnucs at NASA look like the total spackertards they are... LOL man on the moon!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Junior Chubb 11 years ago
I wouldn't fancy being on that mission.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DONTEATUS 11 years ago
They just better keep off my Plot of Moonscape ! THe "Compton Belkovich crater " This is where I built my B.B.Q. Stand and First outpost on the Moon ! Just Ask Mid If you dont believe me !
Comment icon #9 Posted by DONTEATUS 11 years ago
And dont get that confused with the Blagojevich crater ! Thats one we should Fill up with Concrete !
Comment icon #10 Posted by coolguy 11 years ago
i think the russains will be able to do this by then. there was also a rumor that the russians went to mars
Comment icon #11 Posted by DKO 11 years ago
i think the russains will be able to do this by then. there was also a rumor that the russians went to mars Yeah 'rumour', unsubstantiated rumour.
Comment icon #12 Posted by jimbur 11 years ago
Encouraging news, although 2030 seems a pretty generous timescale. Perhaps they'll be able to achieve a landing on the Moon to celebrate Comrade Putin's 30th Glorious Year in power. I can just imagine the conversation between he and Tsar Barack the First. Now that's funny.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Dergottheit 11 years ago
^ I'm sure it is.
Comment icon #14 Posted by MarkmBha 11 years ago
W H Y ?


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