US and Russia to build first lunar space station

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
MOSCOW
Published 27.09.2017 14:48
A file photo taken on August 6, 2012 shows a general view of the 70 metre dish while tracking NASA's Mars science laboratory car-sized rover Curiosity at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Station at Tidbinbilla in Canberra (AFP Photo)
A file photo taken on August 6, 2012 shows a general view of the 70 metre dish while tracking NASA's Mars science laboratory car-sized rover Curiosity at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Station at Tidbinbilla in Canberra (AFP Photo)

Russia and the United States agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to explore deep space and send humans to Mars.

"The partners intend to develop international technical standards which will be used later, in particular to create a space station in lunar orbit," the Russian space agency said in a statement after the signing of an agreement at a conference in Adelaide.

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