Washington, Apr 12: Russia’s deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin reportedly announced recently that the country planned on establishing a permanent area of operations on the moon.
Rogozin said that since Russia is going to come to the moon forever, it didn’t make much sense to keep making trips back and forth.
Explaining to government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Rogozin said that Moscow will plan on establishing a permanent base on the moon, which could mean that as its sole human occupants they’d essentially be in control up there, The Huffington Post reported.
Rogozin said that it would hardly be rational to make some ten or twenty flights to the moon, and then wind it all up and fly to Mars or some asteroids.
Meanwhile, back in 2012, the deputy prime minister told Russian radio that he wanted to have a big super goal that could pull forward science, indicating that the country intended to set up a big station on the Moon that would be a base for future ‘leaps’ of science, the report added. (ANI)