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Russia and U.S. to build moon's space station on way to Mars

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Roscosmos and Nasa
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vRussia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station.

This is part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said that a cooperation agreement had been signed at an astronautical congress in Adelaide.

“The partners intend to develop international technical standards which will be used later, in particular to create a space station in lunar orbit,” the Russian agency said in a statement.

The Russians and Americans would cooperate to build the systems needed to organise scientific missions in lunar orbit and to the surface of the moon, the agency added.

“Roscosmos and Nasa have already agreed on standards for a docking unit of the future station.

“Taking into account the country’s extensive experience in developing docking units, the station’s future elements will be created using Russian designs.”

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