The Space Race resumes.
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Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, has announced that the country will begin its exploration of the moon after almost 40 years of silence. The rebirth of Russiaâ€™s lunar exploration will begin in 2015 when at least four robot probes are scheduled to be sent to the moon. In addition, Roskosmos is planning to send a team of Russia astronauts to moon no later than 2030.
The newly planned mission to Mars is expected to be developed and launched from a new space center named Vostochny Kosmodrome. The space center, which cost an estimated $1 billion, is currently being constructed in the far east of Russia in the Amur region.