PDA

View Full Version : Russia Opens Talks With NASA And ESA With Plans For Manned Lunar Base



Fraser
2012-Jan-24, 10:11 PM
On January 19, 2012, Roscosmos and the head of the Russian Space Agency began talking to the United States and Europe about the stuff dreams are made of… a manned research base on the Moon. The agency’s chief, Vladimir Popovkin, led off the discussion with officials from NASA and the European Space Agency for a [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/92937/russia-opens-talks-with-nasa-and-esa-with-plans-for-manned-lunar-base/)

SamCashion
2012-Jan-26, 06:38 AM
:/ really? I'm not getting my hopes up.

This totally came out of left field.
Out of all the things I'd like to say about this, I have to say that it seems rather ridiculous to put a space station in lunar orbit. The moon is only protected by Earth's magnetosphere 2/3 of the time.