Russia's Space Chief: New Space ‘Race’ Has Begun

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RT: New deep space ‘race’ has begun, says Russia's space chief

Russia has entered a new space competition, according to the head of the country's space agency, Roscosmos. The new “competition” is focused on manned space flight and deep space exploration.

“Now we are entering a new stage of a certain competition with leading space powers, related to future manned programs, including in deep space,” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

Rogozin also revealed that he recently talked to the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev and discussed the details of the Moon program and specifications of payloads needed for that.

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Update: Roscosmos CEO announces new ‘era’ in space race (TASS)

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