Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Russia plans to send cosmonauts to the Moon by 2025 then permanent manned base in 2027 - 2032

Interesting to see how this story is told by different News Media.
- LRK -

Bob in 'Texas alerted me to the link and others are talking about the
same or similar in some posts which I have copied links below.
- LRK -

[Warning - Has a pop up in Russian and English for Beeline Roaming which
Mozilla Firefox failed to stop. - LRK -]

MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti) - Russia plans to send cosmonauts to the
Moon by 2025 and establish a permanent manned base there in 2027-2032,
the head of the space agency said Friday.

Anatoly Perminov said that in accordance with Russia's space program
through 2040, a manned flight to Mars will be carried out after 2035.

He said that toward the end of this year, Russia will have 103
satellites in orbit, up from the current 95.

There are plans for a new space center in the country, but a site has
not yet been selected, he said. Russia currently launches all manned
flights from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. Perminov said
previously that construction of a new launch facility would only begin
after a new type of spacecraft was built.

A major source of revenue for the agency in recent years has been space
tourist flights from Baikonur to the International Space Station (ISS),
with tickets currently priced at around $30 million. Russia has put five
wealthy foreign tourists into space since 2001.

Perminov said the first Russian space tourist, who will fly to the ISS
in 2009, is a businessman and politician.

"He asked me not to disclose his name yet. I can only say that he is a
serious young Russian businessman and politician. He is currently
undergoing medical tests."

The agency chief said that in 2016-25, after the ISS is put out of
operation, Russia plans to deploy a platform in a low-earth orbit to
assemble spacecraft.

The United States has said the station should be scrapped in 2015, while
Russia has proposed using the Russian segment until 2020.

Perminov said: "The ISS will be transformed into a laboratory complex
where research will be conducted."


Bob sent me this link earlier about China's plans.
- LRK -

China plans to survey 'every inch' of moon
Aug 10 06:17 AM US/Eastern

China plans to survey all of the moon's surface before eventually
bringing bits of the planet back to Earth state media reported Friday.

"We would like to survey every inch of the moon's surface," Ouyang
Ziyuan, chief scientist of the China's, moon exploration project, was
quoted as saying on the website of Chinese News Service.

Copyright AFP 2007, AFP stories and photos shall not be published,
broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed
directly or indirectly in any medium

And John in SE Georgia
sent this bit.
- LRK -


FYI: Lunar lander X Prize entrants...enjoy!;_ylt=AmPIZxyTbViCuuRaV2QLuDQE1vAI

hoping for clear early morning skies in deepest, darkest SE GA


The SpaceNews link to above if link breaks.

I hope we see many news items about heading towards space.
Maybe a race is it will be. GO! GO! GO!

The field is wide open and much to learn.
A home away from home to be considered.

Who will be the Blacksmith?
Need a new wagon wheel made?

Who will supply the picks, hammers, gold panning pans?
Need a new spacesuit?

Who will make the wagons?
Or was that a Boeing Space Truck?

Thanks for looking up with me.
- LRK -

Larry Kellogg

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*Russia Prepares for 2009 Space Tourist Flight, Future Spacecraft *
*By Simon Saradzhyan*
Space News Correspondent
posted: 31 August 2007
2:41 p.m. ET

MOSCOW -- Russia's Federal Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov said
Friday that a prominent Russian businessman-turned-politician is
training to fly to space as a tourist in 2009 and underscored the need
to cut his country's dependency on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
for manned space exploration.

"If we create a new manned spaceship, which our program until the year
2015 provides for, then we will need a new rocket and that rocket will
require a new launch pad," Perminov told reporters in a press conference
here. We have not decided whether to build that pad at Baikonur or in

While Perminov didn't name the new spaceship, the Russian space agency
has envisioned the Rocket Space Corporation Energia's Klipper spacecraft
<> for
use as a replacement for the Soyuz-TMA capsules and interplanetary voyages.

From The Times
September 1, 2007
Russia aims for the Moon, then Mars
MOSCOW* Russia plans to send a manned mission to the Moon by 2025, 57
years after Nasa�s Apollo mission in 1968 - and wants to build a
permanent base there.

Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos, said that
an "inhabited station" could be built between 2027 and 2032. Russia
intended to complete construction of its section of the International
Space Station by 2015 so that the ISS "becomes a fully fledged space
research centre," he added. Mr Perminov pointed out that Russia's space
programme receives less than 10 per cent of the funding the US receives,
yet retains great ambitions. An expedition to Mars remained a long-term
ambition for Roskosmos, which hoped to send manned flights there after
2035, he said.

However, many difficulties linked to the planet�s extreme physical
conditions remain unresolved. "Current spacecraft do not provide the
protection needed for the crew to survive and return to Earth," he said.

Spaceports <>

Spaceports will enable thousands of people from around the world to go
to outer space. The Spaceports Blog endeavors to provide information
linking those with interest in the pursuit of space to spaceport
development and the people and vehicles that fly from them.

Russia's federal space agency Roskosmos has indicated that the nation
will seek to place cosmonauts on the moon by 2025 and build a *permanent
lunar base
* between 2027 and 2032 where cosmonauts could strike out on a long-planned
mission to Mars as early as 2035, according to a report from the British


*Russia Enters 'Space Race' To Build Moon Base*
*The Telegraph (UK) ^
* | 8-31-2007 | Graeme Baker

Posted on *08/31/2007 3:09:55 PM PDT* by *blam*

*Russia enters 'space race' to build moon base*

By Graeme Baker
Last Updated: 5:57pm BST 31/08/2007

Russia has revived another Cold War rivalry by entering a new �space
race� with America to build a permanent base on the Moon.

Anatoly Perminov, the head of the space agency Roskosmos, said Russia
would organise a manned lunar mission by 2025 and would be ready to
build an �inhabited station� between 2027 and 2032.

>From there, cosmonauts could strike out on a long-planned mission to
Mars as early as 2035. "According to our estimates we will be ready for
a manned flight to the Moon in 2025," said Mr Perminov, adding that Mars
remained a long-term ambition for Russia.

Mr Perminov also said that Roskmosmos intended to complete its section
of the International Space Station by 2015 so that the ISS "becomes a
fully-fledged space research centre", while "major modernisation" of its
Soyuz spacecraft would also be completed.

President George W. Bush in 2004 outlined plans for America, which
landed the first men on the moon in 1968, to return by 2020 and use the
mission as a stepping stone to Mars.


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