/ 11 March 2021

China and Russia go in together on space digs

The two superpowers have inked a deal to build a lunar space station. Once built, it will become just the second after the International Space Station, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. While the details are yet to be finalised, the International Scientific Lunar Station will be built either on the moon’s surface or in its orbit – or both – and will be able to be used by other nations. The aim is to strengthen cooperation and promote “the use of outer space for peaceful purposes in the interests of all mankind,” a statement from their space agencies said. The plan is now for China and Russia to map out a design for the space station and plans for how it will operate. And maybe settle on a washing-up roster…

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