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Russia planning manned spaceflight to moon

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is actively implementing a lunar program through 2030, aiming to send astronauts to the moon, has said Thursday, Russia's

made the comments on Thursday, Russia's He said "yes" to the question "We are going to fly to the moon, right?" when he visited the at the all-Russian Center of Achievements of the National Economy, according to the Kremlin, reported.

will first build a space station on the lunar orbit and then modules on the itself, he told cosmonauts and space industry veterans, saying he has no doubt that will be able to do this.

The programme will run until 2030 and the Federatsiya spacecraft is now nearing completion, while work has begun on creating a super-heavy rocket for the projects, said.

According to him, Russia plans to test the super-heavy in 10 years and a special launch compound for the rocket's trials will be built at the Vostochny spaceport in the

The commemorates the first manned spaceflight on April 12, 1961 by



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 07:42 IST