NASA & Russia plan to build SPACE STATION orbiting the MOON...
NASA and Russia have agreed to build the station called Deep Space Gateway, finally bringing a long standing concept into reality.
Russia’s space agency Roscosmos announced the ambitious project today in a speech at International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.
Following in the footsteps of the International Space Station, the moon ship would be open to astronauts and cosmonauts from around the world.
Space bosses hope the Deep Space Gateway will allow mankind to stage space flights to Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System.
It comes after US President Donald Trump announced in his debut speech on Capitol Hill he wanted astronauts to arrive on “distant worlds” within the next ten years.
NASA and Roscosmos hope the space station’s first modules would be completed by 2026, the 250th anniversary of the United States.
The space station could provide a staging point for the proposed Deep Space Transport vessel, which would ferry astronauts around the solar system.
It is hoped technology developed for the Deep Space Gateway could be implemented into surface bases on the Moon and Mars.