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Yesterday, the heads of the space agencies for Europe, Canada, Russia, India, and Japan met in Washington D.C. (without NASA, which had all hands on deck for the SpaceX launch in Florida). The most interesting topic of conversation? The moon, which seems to be the destination on everyone’s agenda except for NASA. And for Russia, it’s less a destination and more a frontier for colonization.
“We’re not talking about repeating what mankind achieved 40 years ago,” Roscosmos (that’s Russia’s space agency) head Vladimir Popovkin said through a translator. “We’re talking about es