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 turns out that people have learned to make interstellar travel over huge distances. Previously it was thought that use gravity for space jump can only sverhrazdutoe of civilization, as fuel is always limited — it is impossible to bring as much as you want. However, science has leaped forward. Not everyone knows about what happened is a real space revolution.
This principle, the flights with the help of gravity, demonstrated in the sensational film “interstellar”. Read more about this amazing phenomenon tells Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, consultant to the film (he invented everything that has to do with science) and the author of the book “interstellar. The science behind the scenes” .
The view from the ship, performing a gravitational slingshot
Though Director Christopher Nolan decided not to show the gravitational slingshot (maneuvers, which we describe below) in “interstellar” Kip Thorne was curious, as if they saw Cooper, the main character, piloting the “Ranger” to the planet Miller. So he is using his equations, modeled images for a camera that would Record with the Ranger, making the maneuver around the black hole before landing on planet Miller. Continue reading
Focus on the future characteristic of all mankind. The progressive development of society necessarily reflected in tourism. So, the era of space exploration marked the beginning of space tourism. Mankind began to think about the possibilities of travelling to distant stars. In 2001 Russia launched the first space tourist – the American citizen Denis Tito. Space tour cost him $20 million Space tourism is still very expensive form of tourism. But the growing interest in space travel is forcing tour operators to develop tours of the space, work for the future.
Russia launched the first space tourist – the American citizen Denis Tito. Space tour cost him $20 million.
Japanese Association of Aeronautics established a study group on problems of development of space tourism. The session was attended by over 40 representatives of scientific organizations. The Japanese have developed the concept of tourist rockets reusable, which is able to take a 3-hour space flights with 45-50 tourists on Board. Average tourist flight will cost $25 thousand Is equivalent to the cost of round-the-world journey on sea cruise liner. Continue reading