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10 famous spacecraft in science fiction

We are not the passengers of the ship named “Earth”. We are his team.

Marshall McLuhan, canadian philosopher

What would happen if you put together all the fantastic ships, coined by science fiction of the 20th century, and a formula of a starship? Rusty titanium case with a sign “Millennium machine”, solar sail (and in the case of wind — solar paddles), the dark matter generator, and calico colored toilet paper, as well as managing all this mess Artificial Intelligence models Windows 2050 with delusions of grandeur and a pleasant female voice, counting down the time before the explosion of the ship’s reactor.

Oh Yes, it would be a good ship. One-legged cyborg-the boatswain, not parting with a jar of deuterium, would include the night side lights (so we don’t crash into someone at subluminal speed, and FTL — us), and the captain nervously poked a finger at the colorful buttons on the command panels of the bridge and shouted: “Where’s the lighter?”. Continue reading

Two Muscovites have got in shorts-sheet of applicants for a flight to Mars

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

The history of cosmonautics

Space is an inexhaustible source of discoveries. And yet thanks to technological advances, which began 400 years ago with the use of the telescope by Galileo, we know quite a lot about the Universe. Studying various forms of cosmic radiation, astronomers have discovered black holes, other planetary systems and even “glow bubbles” and the Big Bang. However, they still failed to detect any signs of life beyond our planet.

February 2, 1955 the resolution of the Government of the USSR on construction of a polygon for testing Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Baikonur cosmodrome has decided to build in Kazakhstan. Since 1957, Baikonur is the first and largest cosmodrome in the world.

October 4, 1957 our country launched the first artificial Earth satellite (Sputnik-1).He was in orbit 92 days from October 4, 1957 January 4, 1958, for this period has made 1400 revolutions around the Earth. On each revolution around the Earth took about 100 minutes. Then the satellite burned up in Earth’s atmosphere.

October 4, 1957 is considered the beginning of the space age.In honor of this event in 1964 in Moscow was built 99-meter obelisk “Conquerors of space” in the form of rockets taking off, leaving behind a trail of fire. Continue reading

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