Once manned flight into space, no one could even imagine. World for mankind was limited to the planet Earth, but people constantly stared at the sky and tried to find answers about how our world and what is human in him. And let with each new step-opening, we received more questions than answers, but the thirst for knowledge never left us.
The first man in space was Yuri Gagarin. His famous “Go!” the whole world knows. But it became possible only thanks to the joint efforts of residents of large countries, countries that have chosen the path of communism. The reader may object to me putting in on the space race, the fact that the US (a capitalist country) quite a bit late on the moon and that they were the first.
So be it. But in the USA before it was not conducted military operations, from which a significant portion of the country lay in ruins. Therefore, you shouldn’t have neither the time nor the funds to restore infrastructure. And what about the irreparable loss of millions of lives and unborn children. The consequences are simply unimaginable number. However, the Soviet people were able not only to overcome all the difficulties in rebuilding the country, but also to win the space race. This is the greatest event in the history of mankind was made possible not only because of the work, funds or tenacity, these resources have capitalist countries. It became possible because of the belief that Bylaw people, the great goal for which there are no barriers in the universe. Continue reading
In the media appeared information that Filaret Galchev held a pre-flight.
Replace British singer Sarah Brightman to orbit can a Russian businessman, one of the richest people in the country, the owner of a large cement holding Filaret Galchev. Reportedly, a candidate for space tourists already undergoing the relevant tests.
If the information is confirmed and Galchev really will be sent to ISS, it will be the first Russian space tourist in history. On this occasion, the TV channel “360 suburbs” remember those who created the history of space tourism.
The first space tourist was not a man, and the dog of Sib – replacement of the missing Kidney. In 1951, this pooch was caught in soldiers ‘ canteen, and put to flight the capsule. The fact that one of the trained dogs before the takeoff and escaped the lab, fearing the wrath of his superiors, sent into space and Ziba. Continue reading
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