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Russia plans to conquer space...again

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.