In the Institute of biomedical problems of RAS completed an experiment “Mars 500” simulation of a flight to Mars. A crew of six people for 520 days spent in the model space ship in as close as possible to those that are waiting for the participants of the expedition real.
The program of the experiment was divided into three stages: 240-day power flights to Mars, a 30-day landing on the planet’s surface and 240-daily returning to Earth. During this time the crew managed to run 106 scientific experiments in the field of clinical medicine, physiology, Microbiology, laboratory diagnostics and health care products.
The third, final, stage of the “Mars 500” was carried out from June 2010 to November 2011 exactly 520 days (the previous two phases lasted 14 days and 105). In the period from 12 to 23 February, three members of the crew “were on Mars.” They made special exits in the Martian module, where he studied the “Martian” soil, put different kinds of experiments. During the release was simulated the situation when one of the men “broke” his arm. Continue reading
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
Alexander Laveikin: “Flights must go on”
In Moscow memorial Museum of cosmonautics in full swing preparing for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight. Open exhibitions, meetings with foreign delegations, conducted educational activities in schools. Deputy Director of the Museum of science, pilot-cosmonaut A. I. Laveikin took the time to answer the questions of the correspondent of the Russian geographical society.
– In Russia, 2011 was declared the year of cosmonautics. Half a century since Yuri Gagarin’s flight, many have given our country in terms of space exploration. Should we expect the same from the next fifty years?
Depends on what kind of development is involved. There are manned and unmanned space exploration. Unmanned space exploration – satellites, navigation, natural resources, meteorology, Photography of the Earth and the Universe. Today all this is extremely in demand and popular, so the direction will develop by leaps and bounds. As for manned space flight – here the question is more complicated. Continue reading