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President Vladimir Putin has announced a space initiative to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down any foreign threats.
Putin and other leaders laid out a new timeline like this: Launch from Vostochny in 2015, launch a manned mission by 2018, and by 2030 have the ability to take out threats from other countries through space. Also they want to start a permanent moon base.
Since putting the first man into space 52 years ago (this announcement comes on the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's launch), Russia's rockets haven't had the most updated tech, and since 2010, multiple launches have failed. Part of the cash for the program will be used to modernize those systems.
Originally posted by LeLeu
That's great news, I just want to see a human on Mars before I kick the bucket.
I dont care what country they come from. I think that the worlds different space agencies should all merge in a united effort in space exploration.
Russia Is Investing $50 Billion In Its (Very Ambitious) Space Program
Originally posted by wildespace
ALL YOUR BASE BELONG TO US
Originally posted by zonetripper2065
reply to post by mideast
You wish huh