'Russia and the US have agreed to build a new space station called Deep Space Gateway in the moon’s orbit, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said, adding that the first modules could be ready between 2024 and 2026.
“We [Roscosmos and NASA] have agreed to join the project to build a new international Deep Space Gateway station in [the] moon’s orbit,” Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said, as cited by Interfax.
The official was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia on Wednesday.
The first stage of the project will involve the construction of the orbital part of the station, Komarov announced.
He added that the technologies involved can later be used on the moon’s surface and, potentially, on Mars.'
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