Labor Day planet conjunction

- 2 May 2022

Not so long ago, Labor Day was a “must have” event to be celebrated. Today, it is a somewhat faded scrapbook of the efforts of the ordinary, normal, working population and their household to ensure their human needs through their work. But…

The date that keeps showing up in our space history

- 29 April 2022

April 12 is a day that the United Nations has so far celebrated as the International Day of Man’s Flight into Space. The general hysteria currently reigning in the world has led to this day not being mentioned in the media. And the reason for the celebration is incredible: on that day, Gagarin flew into space and hinted at a completely new era.

Amazing science: Can a fire burn in a spaceship?

- 27 April 2022

Man has consciously lit the first fire long ago, in ancient times. From then until today, we’ve learned that fire is a good servant and a bad master. However, it has always been a fire on earth. With the first flights into space, the question arose as to how fire burns under conditions of zero gravity.

SpaceX’s Raptor engine or the Russian RD-180?

- 5 April 2022

The ‘Raptors’ are a family of Mask’s methane engines, planned for the future ‘Starship’ rocket, which should take part in the exploration of the Moon and the colonization of Mars. The RD-180 is a Russian two-chamber kerosene engine. Until recently, the Russians sold over 120 of these powerful engines for $ 23 million each!

The analemma

- 4 April 2022

Although astronomy is a high-tech science today, it deals with many ancient Greek phrases. One of them is the analemma – an elongated octave curve that shows the position of the Sun in the sky during a year, observed from the same place at the same time.