Two Muscovites may well go to Mars. However, only after nine years. And in case of successful realization of the international project Mars One. Candidates for the expedition were selected around the world, and now they will be ready to fly to the eyes of billions of spectators.
For her, it seems, nothing is impossible. It conquers the caves and the mountains, descends into the water and in free flight, as a bird soars above the ground. However, psychologist and fitness trainer Catherine thinks Elias is only the stages of the path. Into space. To Mars. She’s seriously going to be among the first inhabitants of the red planet.
Fascinated fantastic novels, and Bradbury, Strugatsky, the journalist Anastasia Stepanova on distant planets, too, dream of a lifetime. After work in a hurry for courses in basic space Sciences. And even spent two weeks in the desert, in conditions resembling Martian.
Such take in cosmonauts. Anastasia and Ekaterina participating in the project MarsOne. Its creators two years ago announced, Mars will finally have a life. Will founded the settlement of earthlings. Continue reading
Alexander Laveikin: “Flights must go on”
In Moscow memorial Museum of cosmonautics in full swing preparing for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight. Open exhibitions, meetings with foreign delegations, conducted educational activities in schools. Deputy Director of the Museum of science, pilot-cosmonaut A. I. Laveikin took the time to answer the questions of the correspondent of the Russian geographical society.
– In Russia, 2011 was declared the year of cosmonautics. Half a century since Yuri Gagarin’s flight, many have given our country in terms of space exploration. Should we expect the same from the next fifty years?
Depends on what kind of development is involved. There are manned and unmanned space exploration. Unmanned space exploration – satellites, navigation, natural resources, meteorology, Photography of the Earth and the Universe. Today all this is extremely in demand and popular, so the direction will develop by leaps and bounds. As for manned space flight – here the question is more complicated. Continue reading
It is now solved a question of principle: who will be the host space for the next two decades. Half a century, when humanity is poked in the Earth’s vicinity, still not fully understanding why (except that to get ahead of a competitor), has ended. And money in space dumped a lot. The project “Apollo” with six successful expeditions to the moon cost the us Treasury $ 25 billion (in prices of the 70-ies of XX century). And each launch of the Shuttle – under $ 500 million.
The Soviet Union was worth 2.5 billion rubles was never carried out lunar program (and it is in those years when a good wage was considered to be 90 rubles per month). More than 16 billion rubles were thrown into the system “Energy – Buran” Soviet Shuttle flew only once.
Yeah, from the projects was giving. All of these filters, Velcro and scanners, developed for the space and will be useful on Earth… But now we are talking about strategy.
ISS – the day before yesterday
The same strategy that the space powers (Russia and the USA joined China. India. Japan and the EU ) now consider the money very well and meticulously thought through perspectives. Continue reading