Europe and Russia talk of joint manned mission to Mars


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Europe and Russia talk of joint manned mission to Mars.

I’m not sure how seriously to take this story, though its implications are intriguing regardless. More than any other country, Russia knows how to build the kind of spaceship necessary for the journey. What Europe will contribute more than anything else would be money.

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  • Chris Kirkendall

    Yeah, but do either the Russians or the Euros have the money to do this? I’m beginning to think the only way mankind will get there is a collaborative effort between the U.S., Europe, Russia, Japan & maybe a few others. The U.S., depite our debt problems, is still probably better positioned to do this than anyone else & we can’t even fund a return-to-the-Moon mission, let alone Mars, which would be quite a bit more challenging…

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