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The first flight to Mars

The first manned flight to Mars

Mars – “red planet” and the God of war in Greek mythology. In the twenty-first century the eyes of scientists and the romantics is directed in the direction of this mysterious planet. Even during the Cold war, major world powers planned of landing humans on the surface of Mars, but in those years such a complex task could not be implemented. Now with the Mars related main hopes of world Astronautics.Mars – “red planet” and the God of war in Greek mythology. In the twenty-first century the eyes of scientists and the romantics is directed in the direction of this planet. Even during the Cold war, major world powers planned of landing humans on the surface of Mars, but in those years such a complex task could not be implemented. Now with the Mars related main hopes of world Astronautics.

The U.S. and “red planet”

To implement the plan, the U.S. undertook the design of the spacecraft Orion, as well as new launch vehicles. The first step for a mission to Mars was supposed to be a lunar program. Economic difficulties have not allowed (and is unlikely in the foreseeable future will allow) to fully implement the program Constellation. Continue reading

Russia has called the timing of a manned flight to the moon

In Russia decided on unmanned and manned flight of the astronauts on the moon. As stated by the head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov, “in 2028-2029 year we plan unmanned visit to the moon and landing a man — in 2029-2030 year”, reports TASS .

The official said that the Agency decided on the scheme of launching astronauts and payloads to the Earth, and also almost decided on the super-heavy launch vehicle manufacturer. “From super-heavy launch vehicle, we don’t refuse. We have identified the underlying potential contractor. We will continue to work in this direction”, — said Komarov.

In his opinion, Russia should occupy a leading position on “use of outer space, including missions to the moon, Mars and other planets of the Solar system”.

April 13, 2015 the head of Roscosmos met with Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the new missile will be developed on the basis of the Angara family, and to launch its plan in 2024-2025, at Vostochny. Flights to the satellite of the Earth will be dvuhpunktovoy the scheme with a transfer in earth orbit. Continue reading

Space tourism

Oddly enough, uzivanjem space now do not state more passionate about the military and scientific programs, and commercial enterprises. Transparent and their goal is to satisfy trivial human curiosity and to make money. In the near future flight into orbit would cost no more than a two-bedroom apartment. And perhaps less,

Commercial space flights to the ISS became a reality in the beginning of the new Millennium. Since 2001, the Federal space Agency jointly with the company Space Adventures has performed eight successful launches, sending into orbit seven people (American billionaire Charles Simonyi has been to space twice). Among already visited the ISS tourists the founder of the famous Cirque Du Soleil, guy laliberté, and in 2014 plans to go into space singer Sarah Brightman (she has become the second female space tourist, and was the first American of Iranian descent the Anusha Ansari). The pleasure of staying at the ISS for cheap, to put it mildly, not true — originally, it treated those wishing to see the space at $ 20 million but since 2007 this figure has grown and has reached $ 40-50 million Not so long ago became known the price of the spacewalk is $ 15 million but so far this “service” exists only in draft form, which will be implemented no earlier than 2015. Continue reading

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