NASA admitted that when the available funding will not be able in 2030-ies to send astronauts to Mars. This publication reports Ars Technica.
"I can't name the date when people will be on Mars, and the reason for this — the budget, the part that is increased by about two percent, we have no surface systems of Mars, — said the head of NASA for manned flights bill Gerstenmaier at a meeting organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. — The entrance [into the atmosphere of Mars], the descent and landing — a huge challenge for us on Mars".
The head admitted that NASA might want to concentrate on missions to the moon, especially to those regions where there is water ice. Ars Technica notes that the way for the Agency may be expanding the collaboration with private companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance.
"We will return to the moon, we will go to Mars and move on, where our grandchildren will lead the dream," said July 6, 2017 Vice-President Michael Pence, as reported TASS, addressing the staff space flight Center Kennedy at the launch site at Cape Canaveral.
In October 2015, has served as the head of the U.S. space Agency, Charles Bolden said, "NASA is the closest to sending American astronauts to Mars than ever before. (...) NASA sends our nation and the world in a journey to Mars".
A group of mathematicians explained the emergence of the grandmothers. According to the theory called "grandmother hypothesis" that menopause is explained by the need to help the younger generation to raise children that increases the chances of further transmission of their genes. However, this theory does not explain when it came grandmother.
At auction in new York sold the official report of the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space, made in the English language. The lot was sold for 47.5 thousand dollars, it consists of three parts: the title page of the report signed by the astronaut and pictures of him in the suit.
American and German scientists showed that people who do not smoke and are not obese, and moderately drink alcohol, live on average seven years longer than others. A study published in the journal Health Affairs, and briefly about it reports the max Planck Society (Germany).
Deputy Chairman of Russian government Dmitry Rogozin is ready to arrive in Moldova by helicopter or motorbike. "The Prime Minister of Moldova considers that "Rogozin is expected to fly on military aircraft". Well. Then on the Moldovan authorities: a helicopter or motorbike?" — the politician wrote.
Armed Palestinians broke into a house in the Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank of the Jordan river and attacked were people in the room, killing two men and one woman. Another woman with serious injuries was taken to hospital. It is reported by The Times of Israel.
Russian high jumper height Maria Laecken won the stage of the Diamond League in Monaco. 24-year-old Russian excelled with a score of 2 meters. Second place went to Ukrainian Yulia Levchenko, she obeyed, the height of 1.97 meters. Third place went to American Vashti Cunningham (1,97 m), it took her more attempts.