Russian Private Business To Bankroll Mission To Mars? RIA Novosti

On Friday a Russian private company presented the conceptual design of a six-member expedition’s flight and landing on Mars in 2009. The spaceship is going to have videos to transmit to earth details of the on-board life in real time mode. This was said at a Moscow news conference by a participant in the project, Georgy Uspensky, section chief at the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (TsNIIMASh).