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Russia and China plan to build joint lunar space station

In this grab taken from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency,  the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with Soyuz MS-16 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, April 9, 2020 (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)
In this grab taken from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with Soyuz MS-16 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, April 9, 2020 (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)

Russia and China sign a memorandum of understanding for the joint construction of a lunar space station, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos says in a statement.

It says the lunar station will be designed as a “complex of experimental research facilities created on the surface and/or in the orbit of the Moon” and would be available for use by other interested countries and international partners.

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