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Russians Plan to Hit Mars By 2015

Sat, 13th Jul 2002

Part of the show Phosphorus, spontaneous human combustion, marsh gas and will-o-the-wisp

Russia has announced plans to send a 6 man team to Mars by 2015. Building the 2 spacecraft needed for the trip is expected to cost over 20 billion dollars, over 70 percent of which, Nikolay Anfimov from the Russian Aviation and Space Agency says, would need to come from NASA and the European Space Agency. But some cynics are claiming that it is just a ploy to drum up cash for Russia's ailing space programme.
Background information on the Beagle Mars mission.
Show featuring space scientist Dr. Simon Goodwin discussing future missions to Mars.


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