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There is a space of 40 Nations

Recently the world celebrated the first 50 years of human space flight. And now, after half a century, this date should be remembered, because in space, traveled more than five hundred people from many countries, including from Ukraine.

Fidel Pavlenko said Oleg Fedorov, Director of the space research Institute of NAS of Ukraine, whether to continue to consider, on 12 April an outstanding day in the history of mankind?

Space activity is not profitable. It is of course. But we understand that there is a space of 40 Nations with a space program, and even in the crisis public investment has not decreased, as far as I know. This suggests that many countries consider that such activity for us today it’s not profitable, but, as the Americans say – investing in the future.

It seems to me that every civilized man, who forgets the beginning of its activities or the activities of its predecessors, not like this. So one who is engaged in space activities, even for him this is not only a celebration, an occasion to reflect every time on what you do today, what path was and what is waiting for you. Therefore very important for us because this date is once again to think over the strategy. 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

Space tourism

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

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