A replacement for Soyuz

Another of the world's big space nations has decided to re-invigorate their human space flight programme with mentions of Mars. This time it is the Russians. According to a story on the BBC News website, the Russian government have approved a plan to provide money for the development of a reusable spacecraft to replace the Soyuz manned launch vehicle. They also want to put six volunteers in a mock-up of a Mars module for 500 days. This will be based in Moscow and apparently has 20 volunteers already. Megan has suggested that it sounds a little bit too much like the Big Brother TV show.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 14th Jul 2005 (19:10 UTC) | Permalink
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