Half a century after the first Apollo Moon landing, Russia still has a dream: to put its own cosmonauts on the Moon.   But the ambitious goal is farther away from reality than it was in the Soviet Union on the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left their footprints on the lunar surface. Ever since the Russian economy emerged from the post-Soviet crisis of the 1990s, Russia’s space strategists pushed hard for making a visit to the Moon the national goal. Russia’s ...

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