posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 08:58 AM
I believe the Russains are completely capable. The American philosiphy of building something is to just throw money at everything to make the biggest,
best and brightest. If a small bulb burns out, it will cost $10million to repair and develop a bulb that doesn't burn out (i refer to NASA spending
millions on making a space pen where the russians use a pencil).
Russia for many years has been able to keep up with the USA technologically on a much smaller budget. The best way to get to Mars is with a global
contribution. Russian and European cost saving knowhow with American determination and finances. China wouldn't stand a chance.