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The father of cosmonautics and Builder of airships

5 unknown facts from the life of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky

On September 19, 1935 in Kaluga passed away the great Russian inventor Konstantin Tsiolkovsky . Exactly one year later there was opened house-Museum of scientist-taught and a pioneer of cosmonautics, whose life with her careful study expands like the universe.

1. Opponent of Einstein, an admirer of Lenin

However, the Tsiolkovsky-the theory of expansion of the universe was denied, as he denied the theory of relativity . Konstantin Eduardovich did not agree with Einstein that the universe is limited in size to two hundred million light years. According to Tsiolkovsky, the claim is as absurd as to assert that in the cross section of the universe equals one millimeter. Continue reading

Through thorns to the stars will leave a “100 year spaceship”

“Transition to transformation”

Humanity seems to have stayed in their home Solar system. Of his burning desire to go to other stars, scientists said at a scientific conference, held in October in Houston (Texas, USA ). Experts discussed the most grandiose project of the century – “Centennial spaceship” (“100-Year Starship”, or 100YSS ).

– Despite all the technological advances of humans, in the field of space exploration we’re on the level of cave people, – assured the leader of 100YSS Mae Jamison. All we did was hang a station in earth orbit, where just sometimes come to live people. The main task of space exploration in the long term should be the creation of colonies, which can live people.

The project was launched by the defense advanced Agency research projects U.S. Department of defense (DARPA) to explore all possibilities of distant travel. Help them specialists from the Research center named Ames, one of the main research laboratories of NASA. Scientists believe that their dream will come true within the next 100 years. Continue reading

Space price war between Russia and SpaceX

American capitalism against Russian capitalism

Recent actions taken by Congress to limit the use of Russian rocket engines in order to ensure national security, has made a real revolution in the American commercial space research programme. Private companies, such as “SpaceX and Blue Origin and Aerojet Rocketdyne” we intend to introduce a NASA rocket engines of domestic production.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has abolished Russian Federal space Agency, replacing “Roscosmos” new Corporation “will be to independently develop new spaceships and implement new projects.”

However, those who thought that the Russian space industry was held the victory of capitalism, is fundamentally wrong. Unlike the company “SpaceX”, which is a fully private enterprise, updated and modernized “Roscosmos” will be one hundred percent owned by the Russian state.

Video . USA: new rocket engine BE-4 cannot replace the Russian RD-180

The establishment of full control over the space programme is, with toccatina Putin, way to control expenses and prevent corruption. Continue reading

What object in the Solar system the black?
Space and Humanity Upon learning the results of the flyby on 22 September 2001 automatic probe "Deep space 1" past the comet Borrelli, astronomers came to the conclusion that its…

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Comet Love joy
Currently (January-February 2015) is visible in the sky another comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy ! November 27th 2011 Amateur astronomy from Australia, Terry Lovejoy (Terry Lovejoy) reported the discovery of…

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Space travel reality
Space travel in reality. Learn the history of the highest feats and discoveries On the territory of the Moscow Museum of cosmonautics, ENEA and the House-Museum of S. P. Korolev…

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