China Thursday, April 20, launched the first cargo spacecraft "celestial ship-1" ("Tanjou-1"). The live broadcast was conducted on YouTube.
The launch of the carrier rocket "long March 7" ("Changzheng-7") with the spacecraft occurred at 19:41 local time (14:41 MSK) from the spaceport Wenchang in Hainan province. On Board the truck were more than five tons of cargo, including fuel and other supplies to the space laboratory "heavenly Palace-2" ("Tiangong-2").
Laboratory "heavenly Palace 2" became the model for validation of life-support technologies for future multi-module Chinese space station. The main tasks of the laboratory are the reception manned and cargo space vehicles, and testing medium-term finding of astronauts in orbit, refueling, and conducting a number of scientific and applied experiments.
The world's largest amphibious aircraft AG600 developed by Chinese designers, has successfully passed ground testing. "Ground tests are completed, which indicates the base readiness flight machine to implement the first flight," said the Chinese aircraft Corporation.
Director Ekaterina Eremenko "Lake Vostok. Ridge mountains of Madness" was awarded the Grand Prix of the oldest science film festival — Academia Film Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Eremenko worked on the film for 18 years and became the first Russian woman who spent over a month at the inland Antarctic station "Vostok".
Creator cameras mats Wernersson published on its YouTube channel a video demonstrating the Assembly process of the camera lens. Almost every component of a lens with a focal length of 90 millimeters and an aperture of f/2.8 made by hand. The hull is carved from a solid piece of aluminum.
Pyongyang has threatened to destroy a nuclear submarine of the U.S. Navy, which earlier this week came in South Korea's port of Busan. "When Michigan will try at least to move, he will be doomed to the miserable fate of becoming an underwater Ghost, unable to return to the surface" — promise propagandists from North Korea.
American film Director Oliver stone has confirmed that a film about Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, which the filmmaker gave an interview. The newspaper claims that the picture, which, in particular, will talk about Russia's influence on U.S. elections, will be a hit.
The mission of the British spy plane RC-135W to collect data on the Russian military base on the Baltic sea was revealed through a mobile app for tracking passenger liners. The media drew attention to the fact that the development of the spy plane RC-135W cost the country $ 650 million pounds.