It is only when you notice the bronze bust of Russian space pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky staring at you from the corner of the reception hall at the Institute of Bio-Medical Problems (IBMP) that you realise the staff there are aiming high. Although this large anonymous building situated in the suburbs of Moscow may literally be a world away from Mars, when cosmonauts finally reach its surface they will have done so because of decades of research carried out there.
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