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Moscow (Voice of Russia) Sep 19, 2012
According to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russian cosmonauts have gained great experience working in orbit and have conducted a large number of scientific experiments at the ISS.
All this gives grounds to contemplate launching a project to create a major research base on the Moon, Rogozin said.
Rogozin said that such a project could contribute to a "breakthrough" in the development of Russia's space industry, which is going through hard times at the moment.
A total of 6 space launches have been cancelled in Russia for technical reasons in the past 18 months.
Source: Voice of Russia
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Protection for Moon, Mars astronauts eyed
Darmstadt, Germany (UPI) Sep 18, 2012
Rocks on the Moon or Mars could be used to build shelters to possibly protect astronauts from dangerous cosmic radiation, European researchers say. German scientists working with the European Space Agency have tested how well stone slabs can protect against radiation, a release from the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research said Monday. The findings are important because as ... read more
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