The famous British physicist Stephen Hawking said that he was going to go to space aboard Virgin Galactic. Writes electronic version of the newspaper the Daily Mail, he told about it in interview to the program Good Morning Britain, which will be released on the ITV channel Monday, March 20, at 06:00 UK time (09:00 GMT).
On the question of what is happiness, the scientist said that the greatest joy he brought three children. "And I can tell you what will make me happy — a journey into space. I thought no I will not take back, but Richard Branson (owner of the Virgin Group which includes Virgin Galactic, "the Tape.ru") offered me a seat in Virgin Galactic, and I immediately said Yes," said he.
At the end of September 2016, the Guardian published an excerpt from the book researcher of black holes "How to build a spaceship", in which the author called mankind to conquer other planets. Hawking believes that life on Earth is in ever growing danger and can be destroyed by natural disasters or man-made disaster.
Designed by Scaled Composites LLC, and built by The Spaceship Company for Virgin Galactic ordering glider designed to conduct tourist flights to a height of about a hundred kilometers to the border of the Earth's atmosphere from space, but without access to its orbit. The cost of travel for each of the six passengers will be about 200 thousand dollars. Tickets are already booked about 800 people, including coma Hawking, actress Angelina Jolie and singer Lady Gaga.
Stephen Hawking is known for his work on cosmology and science popularisation. He first published an article about the possibility of black holes to evaporate. In 1963, while studying at Oxford University he was diagnosed with a rare chronic disease of the Central nervous system — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Almost 20 years after tracheostomy, the scientist has lost the ability to speak and has since enjoyed a speech synthesizer. Since 1997 he moves in a wheelchair with a computer. Serious illness did not prevent Hawking from becoming one of the most famous modern theoretical physicists and to arrange a personal life. January 8, he was 75 years old.
Scientists from the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Kent state University in USA have developed a material that can bend under the influence of light and, thus, to move. The video that demonstrates the properties of the polymer, is available at EurekAlert!.
Canadian scientists have shown that the average maximum human lifespan at least more than previously thought. To such conclusions experts have come, analyzing the data on life expectancy of people from USA, UK, France and Japan, going back to 1968.
During the experiments on one of the largest nuclear test sites in the U.S. radioactive lesion has undergone more than 30 employees. The head of the National administration of nuclear security Frank Klotz infection of staff considers minor, do not agree with the experts of the American "Center for fairness in society."
The head coach of the national team of Russia in speed skating Konstantin Poltavets was hit by a car. The incident occurred in the Netherlands. Poltavets at the time of the accident was riding a Bicycle. On Wednesday, the coach of the Russian team moved the operation, now to his life threatens nothing.
The average life expectancy of Russians in 2016 amounted to 71,87 of year is a record in the history of data collection. The longest-lived in Ingushetia, Dagestan and Moscow (77 years). The lowest rate was recorded in Tuva (64,2), slightly better things in Chukotka (64,4) and the Jewish Autonomous region (65,8).
American Anthony Keeling (Keeling Anthony) published in his Twitter example damaged photos, which turned out to be ridiculous solely because of the inability of the other to properly line up the shot. Network users like the idea with the publications of "masterpieces" made comrades.