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Tickets to space tourists Excalibur Almaz

Since last year, we were promised that soon space tourism will become as commonplace as to go for a weekend somewhere in the near abroad. However to pay for a three-hour flight into outer space we’ll have about 200 thousand dollars. Alarmed by the fact that the flights will be carried out on the Soyuz spacecraft.

But not bringing the first case to the end, one enterprising company Excalibur Almaz now offers a new game: everyone today can buy tickets to fly not only in space but also on the moon.

According to the company, the first space tourists who have purchased space tickets Excalibur Almaz, will be able to travel in 2015.

Judging by the posted Photos, and official statements made by the company Excalibur Almaz. The idea is not as utopian as it might seem at first glance. To date, the company has already acquired four spacecraft type Soyuz and two space station “Salyut”. All novopriobreteniem will be adapted and refined in accordance with modern standards and requirements. 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

Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar system

Ten interesting facts about the Solar system.

1.Jupiter absorbs space debris

We all know that Jupiter is a planet with a big red stain on the surface and a storm that never stops. Do you know that Jupiter is vital to the safety of the Earth? It is the largest planet and its correspondingly large gravitational force attracts space debris, which would be extremely dangerous, enter it into our orbit. Scientists have documented a number of cases when due to the force of gravity from Jupiter, cosmic debris out of the Solar system.

2.In our Solar system’s five dwarf planets

Dwarf planet is a rather large celestial body, which does not dominate its orbit to be called true planets. However, they do not revolve around other planets, like the Moon. Five dwarf planets include the recently demoted Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea and Makemake. Continue reading

Cosmonauts day
April 12, Russia celebrates cosmonautics Day. This holiday was established by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on 9 April 1962 in honor of the world's first…

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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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Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar system
Ten interesting facts about the Solar system. 1.Jupiter absorbs space debris We all know that Jupiter is a planet with a big red stain on the surface and a storm…

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