On April 12 the whole world celebrates Day of aircraft and Astronautics.
This is a special day – a day of triumph of science and all those who are today engaged in the space industry.
Russia marks cosmonautics Day in commemoration of the first space flight by Yuri Gagarin. The holiday was established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated 9 April 1962.
April 12, 2010 isposed 49 years since the first flight of man in space. And did it our compatriot Yuri Gagarin. 108 minutes spent in space opened the way for other space explorers. For a short period of time since the first flight into space man has visited the moon, explored almost all the planets of the Solar system, but the first flight was the most difficult and dangerous.
But the confidence and optimism, the desire to conquer space overcame all obstacles. Addressing all the inhabitants of the Earth before launch on April 12 1961 Yuriy Alekseevich said, “Dear friends, relatives and strangers, countrymen, people of all countries and continents! Continue reading
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Inside the comet 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko there are no large voids. The mission of “Rosetta” the European space Agency made measurements that clearly demonstrated and solved the old mystery. Comets are icy debris left over from the formation of the planets 4.6 billion years ago. Spacecraft have visited a total of eight comets, and through these missions we pulled a picture of the basic properties of these space-time capsules. On some questions the answers were found, others appeared.
Comets, as we know, consist of a mixture of ice and dust, and if there were compact, gravity superior to water. However, previous measurements have shown that some of them have very low density, much lower than water ice. Low density means that the comet must be extremely porous.
But what is this porosity: due to large voids in the subsurface of the comet, or due to a more homogeneous structure with low density? Continue reading
Technological evolution completely transform the tourism, flights and airports
Today time travel are pure fantasy, which can be seen in science fiction films.
However, according to some scholars, within the next 80 years, the fantasy can become reality, writes the Daily Mail .
MailOnline Travel predicts the future of travel: from biometric scanning to hotel rooms, managed from your iPhone or iPad and teleportation – the tourists will not only travel the world, but also to go to space flights.
Co-founder of the largest airline tickets search engine Skyscanner Gareth Williams believes that in 2030, travel arrangements will be as easy as making a purchase in the online store: a trip to plan a simple and quick online service in two clicks. He also adds that it’s possible that in 15 years for tourists will be available exclusively functions as a virtual guide embedded in a watch or small ornament, is able to travel with someone and to conduct tours
Scientific and technological progress will also reduce procedureprocedure customs control in airports with biometric face recognition and human identification. Continue reading