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On the Day of cosmonautics

April 12 (cosmonautics Day) is one of the outstanding dates in the history of the world. It is in this auspicious day super booster successfully launched into orbit the first ever space ship “Vostok-1” with the first cosmonaut, a citizen of the Soviet Union, Yuri Gagarin.

“Man is ever weary of the country in which he lived, and tried his best to push. The desire for the Unknown, to the knowledge of what was outside of his native place — the home, the field, the planet has always been one of his most powerful feelings”.

Cosmonautics day — a memorable date, celebrated on April 12, installed to commemorate the first manned flight into space, it is a celebration of the human mind, of intelligence.

Unknown to the mankind was Space. But in 1957 changed everything. “The beginning of the Space age marked by the launch on 4 October 1957 the first Soviet artificial satellite of the Earth. News of the launch of the satellite inscribed in Golden letters in history”.

“The space age… With these words, the majority of the inhabitants of the Earth are related some concrete representation”. Meanwhile, the history of Space exploration is to our eyes. Continue reading

The earth passed through the tail of Halley’s comet

Halley’s comet is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye

Halley’s comet is the most popular of comets. It rotates around the Sun with a period of 74 to 79 years in highly elliptical orbit. During the appearance of the comet in 1835 with the help of spectral analysis it was found that the composition of cometary atmospheres observed molecular bands of CYANOGEN, carbon monoxide and other compounds. So quickly spread rumors about poisoning the earth’s atmosphere hazardous to human health toxic cometary gases.

As predicted by astronomers, may 19, 1910 the Earth “collided” with the tail of Halley’s comet. However, even the most sensitive instruments have not detected any unusual phenomena in the Earth’s atmosphere, which could uniquely associate with this event. So the wave of fear that swept through many countries in may 1910, had under itself no soil.

After passing through the tail of Halley’s comet, the Earth appeared as a kind of probe. It should be noted that the Earth has been repeatedly passed through the tails of comets, and the effect was always the same – no influence on processes in the earth’s atmosphere substance of different tails of comets were not provided. Continue reading

In two years, tourists will fly into space on a balloon

Those who have always dreamed to visit space and go on an unforgettable journey that may be just once in your life, now have the opportunity to experience a new miracle of technology: a high tech space balloon .

The Spanish company plans within the next two years to offer services in transportation of passengers over long distances, which will significantly reduce flight time.

Space balloon ?bloon? – the idea of the entrepreneur Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales. the head of the company Zero2Infinity from Barcelona.

During the flight passengers will have the opportunity to observe the fantastic scenery of our planet. will experience weightlessness and will be able to eat, if you wish. Space tourists will travel along the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere in a special capsule, which seats 6 people – 4 passengers and 2 pilots .

The developers of the new vehicle say that the flight will be very quiet and smooth, and the passengers will have the unique opportunity to see the sun and the stars simultaneously. it is impossible to observe, being on the surface of the Earth. Continue reading

Around the Solar system
Top 5 for the day Automatic interplanetary scouts NASA, the European space Agency and others currently collecting information about our Solar system. Right now the spacecraft are in orbits of…

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What the comet was approaching the Earth
Events A small comet Hartley 2 will be visible from Earth with the naked eye, on 20 October, when she will fly past the planet just 11 million kilometers. Over…

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