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Fraser
2009-Feb-01, 05:50 AM
The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) has announced that it will lobby Moscow with a proposal that would see the construction of a new Russian space station in low-Earth orbit. Also, the agency has expressed a desire to extend the operational lifespan of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2020 (the outpost is set for retirement [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/01/31/russia-wants-to-build-new-space-station-extend-life-of-iss-to-2020/)

marsbug
2009-Feb-01, 01:16 PM
Well done to russia for saying the ISS lifespan should be extended, five years of science operations is rediculous given the time and money that has gone into it.
And well done again for asking for funding to build their own station, I hope the money can be found without badly damaging any other interesting plans.