Russian space agency confirms plans for Moon base | The Verge
Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, has publicly confirmed its plans to create a permanent habitation on the Moon. In a talk at the Global Space Exploration Conference, Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said that “we’re not talking about repeating what mankind achieved 40 years ago… “We’re talking about establishing permanent bases.” This isn’t the first we’ve heard about Russia’s Moon base. In March, a leaked Roscosmos road map suggested that it could send a manned mission for that purpose sometime after 2025. Popovkin has also previously said his agency was in talks with potential European and US partners for such a base.