China, Russia agree to build lunar research station 

BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia said they will build a lunar research station, possibly on the moon’s surface, marking the start of a new era in space cooperation between the two countries.

A statement posted on the website of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) yesterday said the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) would also be open to use by other countries, but gave no timeline for its construction.

It described the project as a “comprehensive scientific experiment base with the capability of long-term autonomous operation”.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin