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June 28, 2016
Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2016
Russian engineers are working on a project of a Moon base that will eventually hold up to 12 people, the spokeswoman of a research institute with the Russian space agency Roscosmos told local media. Zharova reportedly said that the lunar outpost project was initiated in the late 1960s-early 1970s.The base will be set up on the Moon surface, while radiation protection shelters and energy units can be hidden underground. "At the initial stage, the Moon base will be manned by no more than 2-4 p ... read more

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