Saturday, January 21, 2012
Roscosmos Seeks Plan for Moon Colonization
Russia's Space Agency's announced ambitious plans to step up exploration of the Moon and has even called for the creation of a permanent base there. Roscosmos says it'll also boost cooperation with its partners in the US and the European Union. RT's Peter Oliver brings more on the lunar plans proposed.
Lunar colonization has been an ambition of many-a-space pioneer and one of science fiction's most prevalent themes. Because of its proximity to Earth, the Moon has been seen as a prime candidate for the location of humanity's first permanently occupied extraterrestrial base in the first-half of the 21st century.