Russia and the U.S. will discuss the possibility of a joint flight to the moon

The head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that in the spring of 2020 a meeting of representatives of the Russian state corporation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is scheduled to discuss Russia’s participation in the project of the American roundabout station Gateway.

“I think somewhere closer to spring. We have weighed everything for and against, based on the interests of preserving the (circumnavigation) station (Gateway) and its uninterrupted operation,” said Rogozin, answering the agency’s question about the date of resumption of negotiations on the project.

In 2017, “Roscosmos” and NASA signed an agreement on the joint creation of the circumaunar station. According to the agreement, Russia was to create a gateway module and a security system. In “Roskosmos” considered such a role is not enough. As a result, the idea of a joint U.S.-Russian development project did not come up.

On December 25, Rogozin said that Russia had decided to resume negotiations with the U.S. side on participation in the project of the Gateway tunnel station.