In 2016 will experience the ship for space tourists

In the second quarter of 2016 the American company XCOR plans to test the first of three versions of the new spacecraft, the Lynx Mk.1, designed for space travel tourists.

The first version of the Lynx Mk.1

The test vehicle will be held in the Mojave desert, where he will specially prepare a runway. During the flight test, the vehicle will gradually rise to a height of 60,9 thousands of meters. After the tests, the ship used for the training of pilots.

The second version of the spaceship

A second version of the spaceship Lynx Mk.2 will build together a company XCOR and Space Florida at the Kennedy Space center. The ship is designed to lift to a height of up to 100 thousand meters and is designed for four Shuttle flights in a day. At the maximum height of tourists in the next 4 minutes will be able to experience weightlessness and see through the portholes round the Earth. Continue reading

The order of the planets

Not so long ago such a statement would cause an uproar in any self-respecting astrophysicist and most likely, it ended in the usual enumeration of the several variants of the origin of our Solar system. Today, however, a number of researchers not only did not reject this version and think its main. What is the reason? We will try to understand.

It all started with sightings NASA space Observatory named “Kepler”. The satellite was launched in 2009, and in 2020 due to the loss of orientation in space failed. The Observatory was equipped with incredibly sensitive Photometer and specially designed to search for exoplanets, i.e. planets outside our Solar system like Earth. The ability of the apparatus to observe more than 100,000 stars at the same time very quickly gave the opportunity for scientists to get incredible data about other Solar systems.

In early 2010 the Observatory was discovered planetary system Kepler-33. The star Kepler-33, located in the constellation of Cygnus, was bigger than our Sun, and planets revolving around it, was very close to the parent star. Continue reading

What do you think, will it be possible flights to other stars?

Most likely will be possible.

No. When flying on supersonic aircraft the pilot is experiencing a huge overload and must be in good health and keep fit. For flights into space overload several times more, because the astronauts take off lying, not sitting, just the spine is not withstand the load.

Or will be, or all is tender, when the Sun in 5 billion years will start to expand. I Want to believe so. do not want in one of my future lives to be boiled alive.

I think that probably on earth all cut for oil, diamonds and reigns, before proyided something like that.

Will never be possible. People will never be able to get around the laws of physics. And even to understand them. The majority of human knowledge is an abstraction, building theories, built on an artificial axioms. Still not known the most basic things – what is gravity, time, etc.

Virtual AI, having learned the nature of his world – of the computer should try to become independent from it, because self-preservation is the point of any life, and especially intelligent. Continue reading

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