Human space flights from new Russian base in 2018: Putin

September 1, 2010 at 7:49 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: ASDNews

MOSCOW, Aug 28, 2010 (AFP) – Russia aims to begin launching manned rockets from its new Vostochny cosmodrome located in the far east of the country as early as 2018, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Saturday.

The Russian government plans to invest 25 billion rubles (640 million euros, 800 million dollars) into building Vostochny, Putin said during a visit to the site last month.

Russia currently pays Kazakhstan 115 million de dollars (90 million euros) per year to use Baikonur…more

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