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“NASA is still seeking to develop technology to safeguard humans for spaceflight into radiation-laden space within and beyond the Van Allen Radiation belts, and the protection provided by our magnetosphere.”
“Until that technology is available, our exploits into space will continue to be well below the beginning of radiation belts so intense, Van Allen called them a SEA of DEADLY RADIATION. What we know from the effects of radiation on Earth teaches us that Apollo was nothing more than mere FANTASY.”
Organization of Russian manned flight to the Moon will require four launches of carrier rockets of heavy class "Angara - A5V," said the head of RKK "Energy" Vladimir Solntsev.
"We propose to implement the four-launch scheme for the initial phase of the flight to the Moon, - he said. - Subsequently, as we gain experience, we will probably move on to super-heavy launch vehicle.
Speaking of the new manned spacecraft develloped by the corporation, which is designed for the flight to the Moon, Solntsev said : "Our new ship is fully based on the Russian element base. All components of the ship will be completely Russian-made."