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As Curiosity Explores, Russia Takes Stock

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

As Curiosity Explores Mars, Russia’s Spacemen Take Stock


RIA Novosti said:

The United States has successfully launched its fourth surface rover to Mars in 16 years. Russia, on the other hand, recently endured the painful failure of the Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars and has little to brag about in terms of Red Planet exploration. It seems as though success is no longer a requirement: The domestic space industry now must focus on the gradual recovery of the national space program’s infrastructure rather than the implementation of ambitious outer space exploration projects.

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