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.
Many buyers of the new smartphone Galaxy S8 from the South Korean company Samsung will not be able to obtain the gadgets on time. The manufacturer failed to calculate the volume of demand for the device and time to organize the supply of necessary number of vehicles. Buyers promised to deliver the phones for 11 days.
Scientists at Harvard University announced that it has discovered in the UK a second copy of the Declaration of independence, written on parchment. Document in the state archives in the English town of Chichester found Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff. They believe that it belonged to the lawyer James Wilson.
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The approval rating of U.S. President Donald trump's first hundred days in the White house is at 42 percent. This is a record low figure for the last 65 years — since the days of President Dwight Eisenhower. The survey was conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post.