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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

New spaceships.

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

Experiment on the preparation of the flight to Mars was a success

Another event of the week associated with the desire of people to fly: successfully completed a 500-day scientific experiment in preparation for the manned mission to Mars. However, the question whether there is life on Mars remains open. Studied, rather, the behavior of people on the way there and back. Sealed in March 2010, the capsule was opened and 6 members of the international crew went “free”.

Another event of the week associated with the desire of people to fly: successfully completed a 500-day scientific experiment in preparation for the manned mission to Mars. However, the question whether there is life on Mars remains open. Studied, rather, the behavior of people on the way there and back. Sealed in March 2010, the capsule was opened and 6 members of the international crew went “free”.

They returned to Earth, as if really have been on another planet. A little confused and almost not reacting to the flash of Cameras, personalty trying to see through the crowd of family and friends.

Journey to Mars lasted 520 days. In a specially constructed pavilion, not looking up from the Ground, they flew to the Red planet. 1.5 years in seclusion were 6 people. Continue reading

In the United States launched an experiment to simulate a flight to Mars with a length of 365 days.
The international team of young scientists, selected by competition to participate in this project, included three men and three women. The crew commander was the American Carmel Johnson, dealing with…

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The virtual space Museum
Welcome 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…

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