Russia and China want a nuclear power plant on the moon by 2035

Russia and China are looking to put a nuclear power plant on the moon in the next decade, which they hope would one day lead to lunar settlements, according to Russia’s space agency Roscosmos. 

Yuri Borisov, the head of Roscosmos, said both countries have been working together on the project and that Russia has helped on the nuclear side by presenting its data on nuclear space energy.

“Today we are seriously considering a project — somewhere at the turn of 2033-2035 — to deliver and install a power unit on the lunar surface together with our Chinese colleagues,” Borisov said, according to Reuters. “This is a very serious challenge … it should be done in automatic mode, without the presence of humans.”

Borisov said that solar power
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