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

Astronomers have discovered a ninth planet on the outskirts of the Solar system

While it “calculated” on the computer

In 2006, the Solar system lost one of the nine planets — Pluto stripped of planet status due to negligible size. But the discovery of American scientists threatens to return the ninth planet in the system — found a new celestial body, claiming the title.

The staff of the California Institute of technology Michael brown and Konstantin Batygin has published a paper in the reputable scientific journal “Astronomical journal” about his study, in which they “discovered” a new planet in the Solar system.

Celestial body has a mass of 5-10 times larger than our planet, and is about 20 times farther from Earth than Neptune. Despite the fact that Neptune is the most distant planet, until it 4300 million kilometers. Accordingly, before “the ninth planet” – about 8600 million. The problem is that open planet. while no one was looking through a telescope, it was discovered through computer simulation. However, the accuracy of such simulations is very high today. 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 the problems of soil science and ecology in Montana. Along with it, experiment, physicist, engineer, biologist, physician and architect, who dreams to design a permanent residential complex on Mars.

Experts from NASA and the University of Hawaii expect that the experiment will help to prepare the first manned flight to Mars, which the space Agency, the U.S. hopes to accomplish in 2030-ies. E

experts plan to examine the medical and psychological issues that may face the crew of the ship departing on a long journey into deep space. To this end, the participants of the experiment in Hawaii will have to implement a fairly complex program of scientific researches, being under constant surveillance. Scientists will monitor the subjects using cameras installed inside the complex, and various sensors mounted on their body. Continue reading

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