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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

Gravity puzzle, or how space ships can cover vast distances in the Universe

It turns out that people have learned to make interstellar travel over huge distances. Previously it was thought that use gravity for space jump can only sverhrazdutoe of civilization, as fuel is always limited — it is impossible to bring as much as you want. However, science has leaped forward. Not everyone knows about what happened is a real space revolution.

This principle, the flights with the help of gravity, demonstrated in the sensational film “interstellar”. Read more about this amazing phenomenon tells Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, consultant to the film (he invented everything that has to do with science) and the author of the book “interstellar. The science behind the scenes” .

The view from the ship, performing a gravitational slingshot

Though Director Christopher Nolan decided not to show the gravitational slingshot (maneuvers, which we describe below) in “interstellar” Kip Thorne was curious, as if they saw Cooper, the main character, piloting the “Ranger” to the planet Miller. So he is using his equations, modeled images for a camera that would Record with the Ranger, making the maneuver around the black hole before landing on planet Miller. 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

Discovered the largest known planets
The biggest of all open still planets astronomers found in the constellation of Hercules. Space body, named TrES-4, is drawn around the star GSC02620-00648, remote from the Earth at a…

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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…

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