A mannequin of the Luna-25 lander is proven at an exhibition in Moscow, simply days earlier than the lander entered the floor of the Moon, in August this yr. (Photo: Reuters)
MOSCOW – Russia plans to ship cosmonauts to land on the Moon for the primary time in its historical past and construct a lunar base within the subsequent decade, the state information company Tass has reported.
The proposals are outlined in a draft plan introduced by Vladimir Solovyov of RKK Energia, the company accountable for manned house flights, Tass stated on Wednesday.
“Preparations to deploy a lunar base – 2031-2040,” Tass quoted the draft plan as saying. He additionally spoke concerning the exploitation of the moon’s sources.
In August, Russia’s first lunar mission in 47 years failed when its Luna-25 spacecraft spun uncontrolled and crashed into the moon, highlighting the post-Soviet issues that after plagued the house program highly effective.
American astronaut Neil Armstrong grew to become well-known in 1969 for being the primary individual to stroll on the moon, however the Soviet Union’s Luna-2 mission was the primary spacecraft to achieve the floor of the moon ten years earlier, and the Luna mission -9 in 1966 the primary to make a tender touchdown there.
Yuri Gagarin grew to become the primary individual in outer house on April 12, 1961, however no man has ever landed on the moon with Soviet cosmonauts.