NASA invites Russia to explore moon

Jun 21, 2005

MOSCOW, 21 June (AFP) - The US space agency NASA has invited its Russian counterpart Roskosmos to join in its moon exploration plans, the head of Roskosmos said Tuesday.

"We received an official invitation at Bourget to take part in the moon programme," Anatoly Perminov told journalists, referring to an aerospace show near Paris that closed Sunday.

"We are currently evaluating the proposal and this question will be studied in detail during our meeting in September or October with the new head of NASA, Michael Griffin," he was quoted as saying in comments confirmed by his spokesman Viacheslav Davidenko.

US President George W. Bush said last year that a new round of moon landings should begin in 2015 in preparation for exploration missions to other parts of the solar system, starting with Mars.

(c) 2005 AFP

Explore further: Two Southwest Research Institute instruments selected for NASA Europa mission

Related Stories

Video: Kepler observes Neptune dance with its moons

May 15, 2015

NASA's Kepler spacecraft, known for its planet-hunting prowess of other stars, is also studying solar system objects. In its new K2 mission, Neptune and two of its moons, Triton and Nereid, have been imaged. ...

A guide to Saturn through opposition 2015

May 13, 2015

The month of May generally means the end of star party season here in Florida, as schools let out in early June, and humid days make for thunderstorm-laden nights. This also meant that we weren't about to ...

Interview with veteran NASA astronaut Brian Duffy

Apr 07, 2015

Space is always on the mind of a veteran NASA astronaut Brian Duffy. The key figure in an aerospace company Orbital ATK and a Space Shuttle commander is extremely keen on flying to space again. The enthusiasm ...

ESA's planetary defence test set for 2020

Apr 01, 2015

If an asteroid were spotted headed towards Earth, what could humanity do about it? ESA's latest mission is part of a larger international effort to find out.

Recommended for you

Image: Europa's Jupiter-facing hemisphere

13 hours ago

This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter's moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by the camera onboard the Galileo ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.