Analysis: Botched Mars mission shows Russian industry troubles (Reuters)

In this July 19, 2009 photo, backdropped  by the Earth's oceans, the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Canadarm, controlled by Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, is about to hand off the Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) to the International Space Station (out of frame).  The iconic Canadarm is marking its 30th anniversary this weekend.   (AP Photo/NASA)Reuters - Russia’s unsuccessful launch of a Mars moon probe points up the problems of a once-pioneering space industry struggling to recover after a generation of brain drain and crimped budgets.

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Analysis: Botched Mars mission shows Russian industry troubles (Reuters)

In this July 19, 2009 photo, backdropped  by the Earth's oceans, the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Canadarm, controlled by Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, is about to hand off the Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) to the International Space Station (out of frame).  The iconic Canadarm is marking its 30th anniversary this weekend.   (AP Photo/NASA)Reuters - Russia’s unsuccessful launch of a Mars moon probe points up the problems of a once-pioneering space industry struggling to recover after a generation of brain drain and crimped budgets.

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