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China Confirms It Will Team Up With Russia to Explore the Moon

  • Two countries to sign agreement on lunar research station
  • New race to the moon is heating up, with U.S. test next month

China and Russia will sign an agreement to build a research station on the moon, officials at the Chinese space agency said.

The two countries aim to complete basic infrastructure construction for the lunar station by 2035, Wu Yanhua, a deputy director of China National Space Administration, told a briefing Friday in Beijing on Friday. That includes systems for energy, communication and life support, Wu said.