Social Media Sidebar


Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.


Thomas Edison

Russia eyeing the Moon for colonization

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:48 PM by AlexMuller

With NASA's recent musings on colonizing Mars, mining asteroids and setting up a base on the Moon, it was only a matter of time before Russia weighed in with its own plan for the future of space travel. Old rivalries aside, Russia is a key player in the maintenance and supply of the International Space Station and has kept a steady interest in the stars in recent years.


The gateway to those stars, by Russian estimation, is the Moon. A committee comprised of members from The Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow State University, and the private firm Roscosmos has just laid out a roadmap that would place a Russian colony on the Moon by 2040. The colony will eventually function as a staging ground for human expansion across the solar system, and the committee wants Russia to get this interplanetary gas station up and running before the competition.

Starting in 2016, a series of lunar rovers will begin scouring the Moon's surface for a site rich in minerals and water deposits. By 2028, manned missions will begin, though nobody will land on the Moon's surface until at least 2030, though, and it'll then take about ten years to get a permanent base up and running. The project will cost approximately $816 million all told, with funding split between private and public sources.

Tags: moonSpaceRussiaspace explorationsolar systemcolony

Read original article » Back to category


Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-15
Colonisation of space is the next big battle - Russia is a serious player but also India and China and of course NASA, US companies and Europe. It looks like there will be races and loose cooperations - all troubling and uncertain Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
Mark,Do you mean "sandbagged" rather than "handbagged" by N.T.Wright's heavy handed approach? Doesn't "handbagged" mean "sacked?" I myself confess to feeling "sandbagged" and "hwegsoognlrd" after reading N. T. Wright. Reply


Recent headlines

  • Posted in Science on 2018-11-18 20:04:45
    Rocket Lab launched seven small more
    Posted in Hardware on 2018-11-18 19:58:28
    SpaceX will be going all in to launch unmanned BFR more
    Posted in Medicine on 2018-11-17 12:31:22
    Anti-aging compounds targeting Alzheimer’s move more
    Posted in Hardware on 2018-11-13 05:19:55
    NASA certifies SpaceX's Falcon 9 for its most more
    Posted in Software on 2018-11-09 03:19:01
    OpenAI launches reinforcement learning more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Even light drinking increases risk of more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Researchers have discovered how to slow more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Human retinas grown in a dish explain how color vision more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Neural networks don’t understand what optical illusions more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Remember me

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Verify password:
Remember me