Russia claims lead in manned race to Mars

A Russian scientist says that his country is closer than any other in the race to land a human on Mars.

If this scientist is right, the first human words spoken from Mars could be Russian. The director of the Russian Space Research Institute, Lev Zelyony, said that his country could land a cosmonaut on the Red Planet as early as 2025. Current U.S. plans call for a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

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