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Flight to Mars! Fiction?

Looks like little man one planet. So it tends to absorb the nearby. Even if she is away from us the distance that the average inhabitant of the Earth and can not imagine. Wanting to get to Mars abound. And even if there’s no air, and the question of the existence of water is quite ghostly… And even if back to Earth, to return people never will be… but why go to the lifeless Red planet, you ask? Answer only the elite know.

When first heard information about sending to Mars normal inhabitants of our planet, it looked nothing more than an April fool’s joke. And then announced that in 2023 really planned flight on this planet. But only one way.

They say that from those who received about 10 thousand applications. Selected 1058 people, including 52 Russians. These people are willing to volunteer a hitherto unknown expedition, but will fly only four. Call them the lucky ones do not dare. These people are directed by the interest and the strongest desire for change, although mission to Mars is too expensive, too bold and too risky venture. Continue reading

The price of a ticket into space again broke the record

Today the official price for a ticket into space — $62,75 million per person. For the money the Russian spacecraft Soyuz will carry to the ISS and returning on American, Japanese and European astronauts until the middle of 2016 For five years, a ticket to orbit has tripled in price. So the impact on prices, the monopoly in the field of manned flights in the next five years, only the Russian ships can serve as regular transport to the ISS, and the prices for this type of service dictates the Roscosmos.

Today the official price for a ticket into space — $62,75 million per person. For the money the Russian spacecraft Soyuz will carry to the ISS and returning on American, Japanese and European astronauts until the middle of 2016 For five years, a ticket to orbit has tripled in price. So the impact on prices, the monopoly in the field of manned flights in the next five years, only the Russian ships can serve as regular transport to the ISS, and the prices for this type of service dictates the Roscosmos. Continue reading

Christmas comet Lovejoy

Good Christmas gift for this year all lovers of astronomical observations . New for 2015, the comet called Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 will reach visible magnitude, making it visible to the naked eye.

Comet Lovejoy was discovered on 17 August 2014 in Australia through a 0.2-metre telescope, the Schmidt — Cassegrain. It became a discoverer Terry Lovejoy, who has already delighted us with the discovery and became famous because of this. As always, the comet was named in his honor. The comet was first recorded in Terry in the southern constellation the Poop.

7 January 2015 the comet will pass within 0,469 and.e. from the Earth. It crosses the celestial equator 9 January 2015, becoming the object for observation from the Northern hemisphere, and January 30 of 2015 will reach perihelion. The distance of the comet to the Sun at this point will be of 1.29.e. First C/2014 Q2 will move through the constellation of the Dove, and after go into the constellation of the Hare. Continue reading

Spielberg note
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Commercial space station
Second disclaimer: Denis Tito was the first cosmotourist, but not the first astronaut sent into orbit on a commercial basis. Even in 1990, Japanese journalist toyohiro Akiyama visited the orbital…

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The planet Jupiter
Length of day: To 9.93 hours Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar system. The surface of Jupiter are not made of…

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