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Russia plans to land cosmonauts on the Moon within 14 years

Source: RIA Novosti

Russia is planning to send a manned mission to the Moon by 2029, according to Vladimir Solntsev, head of RSC Energia, a Russian manufacturer of spacecraft and space station components.

In 2021, Russia plans to begin flights of a new spaceship made with composite materials designed for missions to the Moon. In 2023, the ship is expected to dock with the International Space Station. In 2025, Russia hopes to conduct an unmanned flight to the Moon.

Throughout the 1960s, the Soviet Union and United States competed to land a human being on the surface of the Moon. In July 1969, the US won the Space Race. The Soviet Union gradually terminated its lunar exploration projects in the early and mid-1970s, focusing instead on orbital space stations.

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