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The governments of China and Russia have announced the intention of creating a research station on the Moon in a joint effort to promote the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) today signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on the creation of the International Scientific Lunar Station (MNLS).
The document was initialed by Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin and his CNSA counterpart Zhang Kejian, representing the governments of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.
The two institutions will cooperate in the creation of the lunar base with "open access for all interested countries and international partners," the memorandum states, according to Roscosmos.
The text highlights the joint goal of strengthening collaboration in different branches of scientific research and promoting the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes in all humanity's interest.
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