Flying To Mars From Moscow RIA Novosti

While talking to journalists about Russia’s view on manned projects in deep space, Anatoly Perminov, the director of the Federal Space Agency, said at a recent space summit in Montreal that nothing would be possible without all the interested parties conducting joint work on flying to planets first from Earth, then the ISS and finally the Moon. While speaking about the Russian space industry’s plans to send a manned expedition to Mars in an exclusive RIA Novosti interview, Mr. Perminov highlighted a unique Russian experiment, Mars-500. This experiment will involve specialists and scientists, both direct participants and observers, who will try to create the conditions of a space journey lasting nearly two years here on Earth.