US not going to make another manned moon landing: NASA

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 14:19

Washington: NASA chief Charles Bolden has said that the space agency is not sending astronauts to the moon any time soon.

Bolden`s remarks came during a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board in Washington last week.

According to a report by, Bolden said the focus would remain on human missions to asteroids and to Mars.

Last week, Russia rekindled its plans for a robotic moon exploration program, unveiling its first new moon mission since the Soviet Union launched Luna 24 in 1976.

Russian space scientists are scripting a new plan to reconnect with the moon, one scientist explained.

Igor Mitrofanov of the Institute for Space Research said that exploration of the moon is an important part of the program.

Russia is a spacefaring country not only with the robotic but also manned flight, he added.


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First Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 14:18

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