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Space tourism

Money can’t buy happiness, but money brings great opportunities. Just ask multimillionaire Dennis Tito, who became the first space tourist in 2001, or the owner of Cirque du Soleil, guy laliberté, who became the first clown in space in 2009. If you have some cash, “Roscosmos” there will be time for your dreams.

But what about those of us who are not international circus magnate or an adventurer with the money? Will space tourism ever be a reality for us?

Companies such as Virgin Group owned by Richard Branson, say Yes. Even if you already have $ 20,000 in cash, you can book the 200,000-dollar ticket on SpaceShipTwo (which passes successfully tested). In the next few years it should become the first commercial space ship.

Each flight can accommodate six passengers and will last two hours and a half in suborbital space (110 kilometers above the Earth). Once there, passengers will be able to freely float in zero gravity and enjoy the fact that the CEO of Virgin Galactic George Whitesides calls “transformative experience”. Continents, oceans and clouds will float from the bottom, and overhead will be boundless space. Continue reading

The largest planet of the solar system

Saturn through a telescope Saturn Has 22 satellites.Some of them external, some internal. They have names of ancient heroes, for example, Mimas, Enceladus, Pandora, Epimedii, Tethys, dione, Prometheus. The most interesting of them is the Janus – he is the closest to the planet, Titan is the largest satellite in the greatest Solar system in mass and size. The film is about the Saturn, All the moons, except for Phoebe, turning in the forward direction. Uranus Seventh planet from the Sun in the Solar system, so poorly lit.

It has a surface in the form of ice, also covered with strips cracks.Through a telescope it is well visible that plusnet Saturn is stronger than Jupiter. Their origin is still a matter of much controversy.

Some researchers believed that, under the balls of ice, where the water is not frozen, can be a primitive life. Far few places in the Solar system awarded such an assumption. In the future, scientists plan to send to the satellite of the Jupiter drilling rig. However, each planet is similar to the following.About Uranium Uranium is In narrow planetary rings. Continue reading

Space tourism — “Go!”

Ever since then, when the first man left the Earth (and more importantly, successfully got back there) managed a space ship (if someone does not know, this was in 1961), people around the world believe in his imminent future happy in all the visible universe long predicted by science fiction writers: “Yes, with the current rate of technological progress here is just a little magician, the scientists, and we instead of Turkey and Egypt for the weekend to fly to Mars and Saturn!”. And still have been right. Almost.

Of course, before the mass of schoolchildren on tours of the milky way matter has not yet reached, but a single much well-off citizens with great pleasure leave the limits of the Earth, and then talk about how they are there was interesting. God willing, someday we all be vouchsafed, therefore, examine the issue more closely.

Who? Where? How much?

If you have lying around in the cupboard a couple of tens of millions of dollars, then you are in principle nothing to worry about — today can call “Roscosmos” or Space Adventures and sign up for space trips — or rather, for a flight on the Russian spaceship “Soyuz” to the International space station (ISS). Continue reading

Our spaceships will fall into the catch?

In Roskosmos forced to significantly cut costs. Due to financial crisis not enough money to explore the moon and other space projects.

The Federal space Agency at the request of the Ministry of Finance will review the spending of the Federal space program until 2025. Autumn agreed version of the programme will be submitted to the government. Instead of the planned 2.4-trillion space Agency will reduce spending to 1.8 trillion, according to ” Kommersant-Money “.

While Roskosmos will be forced to abandon several projects. Including, and from the development of super-heavy rockets. Also previously considered the option of establishing its own space station to replace ISS in 2017-2019 years, but now the timing of this project postponed until 2023. Now Russia will focus on the solution of practical problems and will increase the satellite constellation. Explore the moon and deep space will be postponed indefinitely.

Academician of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky Alexander Zheleznyakov told NSN . how serious the situation is. Continue reading

Solar system

Solar system. The stars and the sources of their energy. Galaxy

The solar system is called the totality of the heavenly bodies moving around the Sun, which is a dynamic centre of this system. The solar system consists of the Sun and planetary systems, including all the natural space objects that revolve around the Sun. Turn around the Sun, 8 major planets with their satellites and rings: mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. They are divided into terrestrial planets similar to Earth, and giant planets similar to Jupiter. These groups are very different in their physical characteristics. To natural space objects in the solar system include dwarf planets and their satellites, and small bodies: asteroids, meteors and meteorites, comets, cosmic dust. Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter lies the asteroid belt.

The age of the Solar system approximately 4.6 billion years.

The main features of the Solar system .

The planets move around the Sun in orbits close to circular ones. Comets also move in very elongated orbits, when moving near the Sun, the comet forms a tail.

The orbits of all planets lie nearly in the plane of the equator of the Sun. Continue reading

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