In what may be super science’s great tortoise-and-the-hare story, Russia has returned to the space race by announcing a series of lunar missions over the next half-decade.
Launching in 2015, Russia will send three unmanned probes to the surface of the moon—marking its first lunar visits since the Soviet mission in 1973.
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