“After the flight I stand in line and dream to fly to the moon”

Cosmonaut Sergei Revin, who came to Ekaterinburg and met with us on Tuesday, February 10, was as from the picture: tall, handsome and with a kind smile. Speaks confidently, but when he remembers about the space, then the camera shows how the astronaut’s eyes are burning. Now Sergei Revin coached beginners and dreaming of new flight that you want to wait another year or two. This time the astronaut would like to realize his childhood dream: not just to fly around the Earth and fly straight to the moon.

Instead of a protective suit and suit for a meeting with local journalists Sergei Revin wearing a formal suit, Burgundy tie and an honorary award – the medal “Hero of the Russian Federation”.

Why Sergei Revin arrived to Ekaterinburg

In the Urals capital of Yekaterinburg invited astronaut planetarium. Here he read lectures to students. The first meeting took place on the same day as us. Continue reading

The Museum of cosmonautics

The state Museum of the history of cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky in Kaluga – the world’s first and Russia’s largest space Museum.

Hours of operation: mon. Thu. Fri. sat. sun. – from 10.00 to 18.00 (ticket office is open until 17.30), Wednesday – from 11.00 to 21.00, Monday – day off; last Friday of month – sanitary day.

History: the Kaluga Museum of cosmonautics was created with the direct participation of the scientist-designer of space technology Sergei Korolev and the first cosmonaut of the Earth Y. A. Gagarin. The Museum was opened in 1967 and is a large research and scientific and educational center. With I982 G. Kaluga space Museum is the lead Museum carrying out scientific and methodical guidance and coordination of the activities of the museums space profile of the country. In 1993 the Museum became one of the major cultural and educational institutions that have special public significance. Continue reading

Big Universe

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy in a winter sky

The new year gave the Amateur astronomers living in the Northern hemisphere, a remarkable gift — a bright comet Lovejoy.

Gorgeous comet Lovejoy is flying through the constellations of the winter sky by Orion for the mythical river Eridanus to Taurus and then — to the Andromeda. By the end of the first week of the new, 2015, year, its brightness has reached 4.5 m and growing. The middle and the second half of January will be the most favorable time to observe the comet.

A giant mosaic of comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy received on December 28, 2014 the Herald Ramanna in Namibia. The tail of a comet observed at 7 or 14 degrees apparent size of the moon in our sky!

Three images of comet C/2014 Q2, obtained by Terry Lovejoy on opening day August 17, 2014. The comet looks faint in the pictures blurred speck 15-th magnitude. Should be, at this point, the author of the opening hardly expected that within four months the comet will increase its brightness 10,000 times. Continue reading

The most fascinating pictures of the former planet

The size of the smallest distinguishable details in this picture is 1.3 km away.

This summer on the scientific map of mankind one less terra incognita: spacecraft New Horizons flying past Pluto and all the details photographed once the ninth planet of the Solar system. And an ambitious mission has been worth it! “Attic” has collected the most interesting facts about the amazing celestial body.

July 14, 2015 so many people, as they say, “closed Gestalt”. Man-machine 49 at the speed of 600 kilometers per hour flew past the last planet that we have not seen up close. However, at the time of the passage of Pluto for nine years as ceased to be a planet, but the importance of events from this are not in the least diminished.

22 hours the device NASA New Horizons was in radio silence, studying the system of Pluto and its five satellites: Charon huge and tiny the NYX, Hydra, Styx and Cerberus. During this time he has collected about 50 GB of information. Continue reading

Tyumen state oil and gas University

There are exhibits on aviation history, the turbo motor – and rocket production in the region, highlights the unique authentic products of high-tech industries, playing a vital role in strengthening of defensibility of the country, and is largely provided by specialists of the Tyumen machine-building technical school, the Tyumen industrial Institute (TII)-Tyumen state oil and gas University.

The dominant feature of the room and its decoration were 8 unique products of motor factory: 7 engines and afterburner chamber for aircraft and missiles, which donated to the University of JSC “Tyumen engine manufacturers”.

On the perimeter and in the center of the hall there are large-scale original items: aircraft jet engine RU-19A-300, designed for aircraft type an-24, an-26, an-30; main engine 3C4M2 for self-propelled units SPU-2P24M1 anti-aircraft missile system “CIRCLE”; lifting and sustainer engine P27B-300 aircraft, deck-based YAK-38 vertical takeoff and landing on aircraft-carrying heavy cruisers; the combustion chamber of the engine AL21-F3 for SU-24 and MIG-29; the sustainer engine 3D83 anti-ship missiles “Mosquito”; 9D140 sustainer engine of the missile s-300V protivozdushnoy defense; marching short-resourceiterator CU-23 supersonic strategic cruise missile “METEORITE”; engine VD-100 for aircraft IL-114 and IL-114T. Continue reading

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