The first Russian settlement on Mars will be called Yeltsin
The first Russian settlement on Mars was named. According to the results of the Internet voting, held on the website of the Corporation “Roscosmos”, with a large margin won the option “Yeltsin”, for this name was given about 60% of the vote. In the second and third places were options “Nicholas II” and “Gagarin”, received 25 and 15 percent, respectively.
The General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin considers it symbolic that name for the first Martian city.
“Yeltsin was the first President of Russia and will be the first settlement on Mars. In the future, around this city formed Yeltsin region, which will be 86 subject of the Russian Federation”, — said Rogozin.
The colonization of Mars is planned to begin in the second half of the next decade. Now there are preparations for the expedition, recruited a team and designed spacecraft that can deliver a large group of people on the Red planet. The first manned flight to Mars “Roscosmos” intends to carry out in 2025.