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|Russia Proposes Mission by 2015|
(CNN) - Russia proposed a joint effort to conquer Mars Sunday, between the European Space Agency and NASA. The project, which would ambitiously land humans on Mars by 2015, would cost 20 billion dollars, with Russia supplying 30%.
|Mission by 2015?|
"It must be an international project," said Vitaly Semyonov, head of the Mars project at the M.V. Keldysha Space Research Center. "No one country could cope alone with this task."
"We are still very far away," conceded Alain Fournier-Sicre, head of the European Space Agency's permanent mission in Russia. "But this kind of program is a long-term initiative for every space agency in the world," he said, adding that he held a meeting with Russian space officials this week to discuss the project.
(More info: CNN.com)
- posted by Brian @ 17:03 EST