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Russia Develops Mini-Vehicle for Space Travel
30.06.2008 08:00
Russia Develops Mini-Vehicle for Space Travel

A mini spacecraft *Oduvanchik, designed specifically for space travel, is expected to appear in Russia by 2012, according to Igor Bulanov - vice principal of the Moscow State Technical University n.a. N.E. Bauman. The specialized spacecraft is being developed by the university fellows and students.
      
      As the university vice-principle marks, Oduvanchik can hardly be compared to any similar solution in the world due to it is going to be much cheaper and more effective than the majority of the other offers. Supposedly, Oduvanchik will be able to take one pilot and four passengers or 600 kilos of cargo aboard and to carry out orbital and suborbital flights.
      
      * Translated from Russian Oduvanchik literary means Dandelion.
      
      Source - vz.ru
      


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