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Astronomer Fyodor Bredikhin

Astronomer Fyodor Bredikhin was born in 1831 in the city of Nikolaev in the ancient noble family.

To 14 years Bredikhin was home-schooled – in the estate of her father Colonie near Kherson. Then was sent to boarding school at Richelieu Lyceum in Odessa, and four years later transferred to the Lyceum. However, studying in the lycée he did not like, and in 1851 he transferred to Moscow University physico-mathematical faculty.

Bredikhina was interested in physics, but, obeying the fashion of those years, he intended to follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle, that is certainly to enroll in the naval service or in the artillery. Only in the last year after practical work in the Observatory Bredikhin became interested in astronomy.

In 1862 he defended his master’s thesis “On the tails of comets”. This study as would be anticipated the main direction of its future work in astronomy.

In 1867 Professor Bredikhina was granted planning a business trip. Good knowledge of the language enabled him, while in Italy, to be familiar with the works of the Society of spectroscopy. Many Italian researchers have become his friends, including the famous discoverer of the “canals” of Mars the astronomer Schiaparelli. Continue reading

The cost of a flight into space

In technological terms, the human life is becoming more interesting: XXI century people can tolerate a lot of people couldn’t even conceive of at least two centuries ago. Fifty years have passed since the moment when man first flew into space – and now there is such a thing as space tourism. See with your own eyes on top of our planet is no longer something magical and unrealistic – the question is, what is the cost of space flight.

The man tightly on the Ground

Man and humanity as a community of individuals peculiar passion for travel, for change of place of residence. There are different opinions as to what are the roots of this passion. Romantics say about innate human curiosity, a constant desire to learn something new, to look beyond the horizon.

Rationalists believe that the desire for constant movement is an echo of the primitive instinct of survival. Primitive man, being the least protected in terms of wildlife and lack of civilization, was required to constantly move to avoid danger and to find new sources of food. Continue reading

Living history of the Soviet Astronautics

The copy of the diaries of one of the founders of the Soviet cosmonautics Vasily Pavlovich Mishin shared with the descendants of American designer, businessman

Rare cosmic rarity — the diaries of Soviet space technology designer Vasily Mishin returned to Russia. Seven years ago an American businessman Ross Perot bought his diaries of the author, and now, 7 years later, I decided to share them with the Russian public, passing a group of our scientists copy the relic. They translated the diaries presented today at the United rocket and space Corporation.

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Hero of Socialist Labor Vasily Mishin took the helm of special design Bureau (OKB-1) after the death of Sergei Korolev in 1966, the year. He led a major space company until 1974. In the box of his victories — involvement in the successful launch of the first Intercontinental missile R-7 in August 1957, the launching into orbit the first artificial Earth satellite on 4 October 1957, the first manned flight into space on 12 April 1961. Continue reading

The largest planet
People were engaged in agriculture in the stone age, 30 - 35 thousand years ago. This is evidenced by the notches on animal bones and rocks, cave paintings. This is,…

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The largest planet
People were engaged in agriculture in the stone age, 30 - 35 thousand years ago. This is evidenced by the notches on animal bones and rocks, cave paintings. This is,…

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The history cosmonautics
April 12 is known to all of us, as the Day of cosmonautics . On this day we celebrate the memorable date - the first successful manned flight into space…

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