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
Comets fascinate the human mind since ancient people first noticed the white tail streaking through the night starry sky. We remember the date when the comet flies past the Earth once a century or even less often and remember all our lives. In the middle ages in Europe, the appearance of comets was often linked to various natural disasters and diseases. In religion, these heavenly bodies also play an important role. For example, in the New Testament, the comet heralded the birth of Christ.
Astronomers find comets also interesting and fascinating space objects, because they are witnesses of great historical events and even carry evidence of them.
The comet is a relatively small object in our solar system, usually having a diameter of several kilometers. Sometimes called “dirty snowballs” because of their component substances. Usually comets are composed of the following four elements:
Ice (water, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide)
Some organic materials (e.g., resin)
Rocky ground (optional) Continue reading
The future of cosmonautics is determined by the level of training space and related industries: scientists, engineers, and skilled workers. The light of the challenges, real opportunities, interests and prospects of development of the Moscow region state technological University, partnerships with educational institutions and enterprises of space industry of the city, the region, near and far abroad, youth interest in outer space, in the framework of the scientific-educational cluster in the city of Korolev is created m the space use “the Road to the stars”.
Among us are people directly involved in the development of space exploration has historical documents and materials that you want to perpetuate that is one of the main tasks of the virtual Museum. One of the solutions to the problems of staffing and space scientific-industrial complex is the introduction of vocational guidance in the early stages of formation of personality in the activities of institutions of General education aimed at further education in colleges and universities that prepare professionals to work in the space industry, the intensification of the process of scientific and educational training for youth, early engagement of youth to research and design activities. Continue reading