Sunday, April 1, 2012

Move Over, Gugarin

Interestingly enough, some leaked papers on Russia's space plans have surfaced on the internet.

According to the article...

"The ambitious list includes multiple permanent research stations on Mars, probes exploring Venus and Jupiter, and a manned Moon landing.

The first stage of the project, targeted for 2020, would replace Russia’s Soyuz rockets — currently used to carry payloads to the International Space Station — with larger Angara rockets. They’ll launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, which is currently under construction and slated to open in 2018.

By 2030, Russia hopes to send both robot rovers and human Cosmonauts to the Moon.

The document also includes ideas about space stations that could succeed the ISS when it runs out of funding in 2020."

America is looking pretty lack-luster right now. But anyway, a fabulous Russian pun:

- Which Marxist always had a bad case of diarrhea?

- Trotsky! (I'm so sorry.)

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