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The next stage of the selection of volunteers for Mars mission

52 the Russian claim to a place in the team of Mars explorers. Ended the next stage of the selection of volunteers for the flight to the red planet. What the winners will receive the ticket one way, not confused by the hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

To found a new civilization from scratch wanted people from all around the world. Our correspondent Elena Gorshenina met with some of them and asked what they had fled in the Land, and what I want to do on Mars:

Deconflict, intelligent, with sense of humour – with such personal qualities Anastasia Barkhatova became the vanguard of humanity. A letter of selection as an astronaut, she received 1 January – as a Christmas gift. Now a graduate student in Microbiology prepares for Mars mission: hone your skills at the station of blood transfusion. Anastasia hopes: that she can win a ticket to Mars at one end.

Anastasia Barkhatova: “For such a task do not mind and life to assume the same for the benefit of mankind. Such a global mission, that fear is just silly”. Continue reading

The Museum of cosmonautics

The space Museum is one of the largest science museums in the world. The history of the Museum began in the second half of the twentieth century when, in 1964, on the map of Moscow appeared the monument to “Subjugators of space”.

Titanium rocket at ENEA became a symbol of high-quality technological leap of its time. The launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, first living creature and first man in space became a starting point in the world space.

In April 1981 in the stylobate of the monument was a Memorial Museum of cosmonautics. There were presented the first evidence of the success and achievements of Russian Astronautics: the first space suits, the first artificial Earth satellites; spacecraft to study the moon and planets of the Solar system.

In 2009 the Museum was opened after reconstruction (2005-2009). The size of the exhibition space was increased four times. Today, a modern exposition of the Museum consists of eight exhibition halls, cinema halls (98 persons) and conference rooms (130 people). Continue reading

The largest planet of the Solar system

A gas giant

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. The giant planet. In antiquity this planet was known to people, very often it references can be found in the mythology and beliefs of different peoples. The Babylonian culture this planet called Mooloolaba, which means “star-sun”. The Greeks originally named it “Faeton” shining, glittering, and then Zeus. Well, the Romans gave the planet this name in honor of Jupiter, the Supreme Roman God, the God of sky and sunlight.

Jupiter is considered the largest planet in our Solar system. Its Equatorial radius is equal to 71,4 thousand km, thus it is 11.2 times the radius of the Earth. The mass of Jupiter exceeds the total mass of all the planets of the Solar system more than 2 times, at 318 times the mass of Earth and 1000 times smaller than the mass of the Sun.

Jupiter consists mainly of hydrogen and helium, it is also classified as a gas giant. It has the shape of an oblate spheroid, due to its fast rotation. Additionally, this rotation causes a strong wind in the upper atmosphere causing clouds stretch colorful long ribbons. Continue reading

Designing spaceships to travel to distant worlds
Kate Green (Kate Greene) This is the sixteenth report on a project on modeling of human presence on Mars called HI-SEAS. On Tuesday, the crew of mission HI-SEAS for the…

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Space flights
Private spaceships The real possibility of foreseeable future spacecraft, built by private companies, largely due to the new strategy for the exploration of outer space, adopted by the American Agency…

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Why fly to Mars?
NASA: landing on Mars is a large Mars Rover "Mars Science Laboratory" . The power supply of the Rover (Rover) "Mars Science Laboratory" will be implemented from plutonium isotope generator.…

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