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Ditching NASA, Russia will work with China on moon space station

Marking one huge step forward for lunar exploration involving 2 superpowers
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Heads of the Chinese and Russian space agencies signed an agreement that the 2 countries will jointly build lunar station.

According to the signed MOU, the 2 countries will work together on creation of an “International Lunar Science Station” and welcome other countries to participate.

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The lunar station will be used to carry out various scientific research, marking one huge step forward for lunar exploration involving 2 superpowers.

The station could potentially be located at the South Pole of the Moon according to China.

China has disclosed its long term ambitions to make presence on the Moon in the 2030s after becoming the first country to bring back moon rock in 4 decades.

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Capsule carrying moon rock back from the Moon

The new China-Russia agreement signals of decades long relationship between NASA & Roscosmos has came to an end.

Wilfred Tan
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