US and Russia to build first lunar space station (Skynews)

US and Russia to build first lunar space station (Skynews)

The US and Russia will work together on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station.

It is part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.

 The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project to push further into the solar system.

NASA said the project envisages building a crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that would serve as a “gateway to deep space and the lunar surface”.

Russian space agency Roscosmos announced a cooperation agreement had been signed at an astronautical congress in Adelaide. Read more

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