The story of the creation of the ISS

In 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the beginning of works on creation of an American space station.

In 1988 the station was named “Freedom” (“Freedom”). At that time it was a joint project of USA, ESA, Canada and Japan. Planned managed large station modules which will be delivered on orbit by space shuttles. But by the beginning of 1990-ies it became clear that the cost of developing the project is too large and only international cooperation will allow to create such a station. The USSR, already had experience of creation and injection into orbit, orbital stations “Salyut” and “Mir” space station, planned in the early 1990s, the creation of the station “Mir-2”, but due to economic difficulties, the project was suspended.

17 June 1992 the U.S. and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in space research. In accordance with the Russian space Agency and NASA have developed a joint program “Mir — Shuttle”. This programme provided for the safety of American ships reusable “space Shuttle” to the Russian space station Mir, the inclusion of a Russian cosmonaut in the crew of the American Shuttle and American astronauts in the crew of the Soyuz spacecraft and the Mir station. Continue reading


SPACECRAFT ( SC ) is a technical device used to perform a variety of tasks in space. as well as conducting research and other works on the surface of various celestial bodies. Means of delivery of spacecraft into orbit serve as launch vehicles or aircraft .

Spacecraft, one of the main objectives of which is to transport people or equipment in the upper part of the earth’s atmosphere — the so-called near space. also called “Space aircraft” ( CLA ).

The use of spacecraft to determine their separation in the following groups:

suborbital SPACECRAFT ;

earth orbital SPACECRAFT . moving on geocentric orbits of artificial satellites ;

interplanetary (expeditionary) SC ;

napolnenie KA . Continue reading

Model of the Solar system
Solar system is a system of planets orbiting around a star, the Sun. Among those planets is our Earth. The solar System consists of the sun and of celestial bodies…

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Short and long-period comets
The diversity of comets in the Solar system The comet (from al-Greek. hairy, shaggy) - a small celestial body having a foggy view, orbiting the Sun in conic section with…

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Sport in space begins with a football in zero gravity
So, according to the company, Space Island Group, might look like orbiting the stadium. The game tourists in the ball channels could broadcast live . Weightless — what is not…

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