Russia to send astronauts, tourists to space faster than any other country

A Russian space shuttle is being sent to space.

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency head Dmitry Rogozin has said, Russia will send astronauts and tourists to space faster than any other country by 2020 and plans to establish a colony on the moon by 2040.

He said, manned flights to the space station usually take six hours and four orbits around Earth, adding, they are working to reduce the time.

He said the Progress cargo craft set a record of 3 hours and 40 minutes to reach the International Space Station (ISS).

The next Progress cargo spacecraft will reach the ISS in three hours next March, he added.