News agencies have reported that Russian cosmonauts will go to Mars in 2005. Preparations for the flight are in full swing, and the participants of the expedition have already been chosen. There will allegedly be three of them. Their names have not been given for clear reasons. A spokesperson for Rosaviakosmos said that they do niot want journalists to hinder the the cosmonauts’ preparations. The technical description of the spaceship is also not yet known, but according to the designers, it will be equipped properly.