Japan to participate in US moon landing plan

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    Published: 2019-10-17 12:23:29 BdST

File Photo: SpaceX technicians work on the next Crew Dragon Demo-2 craft as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tours SpaceX headquarters with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in Hawthorne, California, US Oct 10, 2019. REUTERS

Japan has decided to participate in a US plan for putting astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and the government will officially inform the United States within this year, the Kyodo News agency reported on Thursday.

The decision was made by the Cabinet Office's space policy committee, the news agency said.