Wednesday, September 27, 2017

U.S., Russia to build lunar space station...COMMON SENSE is back in fashion!

via UPI
Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, announced Wednesday it would join the United States in the construction of a lunar space station. The moon-orbiting space station, dubbed Deep Space Gateway, would serve as a stepping stone for manned-missions to Mars.

Russia signed on to the DSG cooperation agreement at the astronautical congress held in Adelaide, Australia, this week.

In a press release, Roscosmos said it would work with the United States to ensure a standardization process during the design phase -- an effort to ensure space technology from participating countries would be compatible with the modules and docking stations.

"Roscosmos and NASA have already agreed on standards for a docking unit of the future station. Taking into account the country's extensive experience in developing docking units, the station's future elements will be created using Russian designs," Roscosmos said. "Developed standards will be used by all countries in the development and creation of their space technology."
Story here. 

Chest thumping time.  I told you that space exploration was one of the easy areas that the US and Russia should work together on...and now it looks like its a distinct possibility.

Common sense is back in fashion!

But on a more serious note.  It's been over a year (if you count the efforts of the Obama Admin in their final year to find evidence) since the investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump administration.  They've found nothing and will find nothing.  They will haul out a retired general and an international campaign consultant to wave their broken bodies before the mob but in the end they had nothing.

With the temperature turned down between Russia and the US we can finally focus on China.  A nation that Dunford has stated will be our number one threat (they're not number one because of N. Korea) by 2025.

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