posted on Jan, 16 2004 @ 07:36 AM
The space race could be back on. Despite Russia's crashed economy, news has come that they could get to Mars for a tenth of the cost of the US. This
could be done by building a 70 tonne spaceship around Earths orbit at the International Space Station(ISS). It has been reported they could set off
for Mars as soon as 2014.
"Moscow claimed that despite the shattered economy the country is technologically capable of building a 70 tonne spaceship in orbit, using the
International Space Station.
Leonid Gorshkov, chief designer for space constructor Energia, said: "The first flight could be in 2014.""
This could be just propaganda by Russia, but after being beat to the Moon maybe they feel the extra incentive to return the favour.
[Edited on 16-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]