Russia will be ready for a manned spaceflight to Mars in 2027-2031. If there will be enough money…
Russia may be able to accomplish a manned spaceflight to Mars in 2027-2031 on the conditions that financing will be ample, stated the president of the Russian space academy Vladimir Senkevitch during a press-conference.
According to him, Russian space activity must be organized in accordance with the US’ "space expansion". There are more then 800 spacecrafts on the orbit today. Half of them belong to the USA. Russia possesses about one hundred satellites, while there used to be twice as many not so long. Russia used to be number two in financing space activity. Today, it is ninth. Currently, such countries as Japan, China along with the European countries spend more money on space-projects, sais Senkevitch.
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria