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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