Russians Headed to the Moon

MOSCOW, Oct. 18 — Russia is building a new spaceship that can fly to the moon.

Nikolai Sevastyanov, head of Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, told RIA Novosti the final design of a modernized spaceship has been given the working name of Soyuz-K.

Sevastyanov said the new spaceship is being designed so it can be launched both from the Baikonur space center and equatorial Kourou space center, RIA Novosti reported.

He said Russia plans to conduct its first manned flight around the moon in 2011-2012.

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