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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:16 AM
Russia to Explore Moon, Mars by 2030 - Deputy PM
RIA Novosti said:
BLAGOVESHENSK, April 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will develop new technology including huge new rockets for manned flights to the Moon and Mars by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.
Rogozin, who oversees the space and military industries, said on Friday Russia is going to design a carrier rocket with a payload of 130 to 180 tons as well as powerful interplanetary vehicles.
The new technologies will lay the ground for manned flights to the Mars, Rogozin said.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001