Sunday, July 27, 2008

ESA/Russian joint trip to the Moon

The European Space Agency has planned to develop a reusable crew capsule for lunar missions. The capsule will use rockets to land and take off from the lunar surface and to touchdown back on Earth so that it can be reused. The capsule will be developed using the tried and tested technology used for the automatic cargo system used to supply the ISS.

The Russians have planned to enhance their existing booster technology into a larger rocket capable of carrying six people into orbit or four people to the Moon.

The European Space Agency and the Russian Space Agency are planning for an agreement for combining their complementary capabilities and having lunar space flights.

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