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 jet propulsion Laboratory (USA), Technical University of Chalmers (Sweden) and the ALMA Observatory (Atacama Large Millimeter Array, Chile) presented new details about the protoplanetary nebula, the boomerang, which is considered the coldest place in the Universe. The study is "the Ribbon.ru".
The world meteorological organization has officially recognized the cloud undulatus asperitas. Many witnesses consider them evil or called a "cloud on the day of judgment". They entered in the international cloud Atlas. Gavin Pretor-Penny, a scientist specializing in the study of clouds, discovered this species in 2008.
Company Bethesda has released a new story trailer for Prey, in which all attention is paid to the protagonist of the game named Morgan Y. According to the staff of Arkane Studios, the developers tried to make the player as much as possible to associate themselves with the protagonist. As a player, Morgan knows nothing about the world around them.
The head of the Federation Council Committee on rules Vadim Tulpanov proposed to introduce criminal liability for gross violation of public order while driving. The document proposes to expand the list of aggravating circumstances of article 213 of the Russian Criminal code ("Hooliganism").
Skier Olga Repnina, who won the skiathlon in the championship of Russia, commented on his performance at the tournament. Replacin noted that he would like to do all of the races, but will make decisions based on their well-being. She praised the willingness of the track in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Russian woman Dina Averina won three gold medals on the second day of the third stage of Gran-at on rhythmic gymnastics in the French Article. Averina excelled in exercises with Hoop, ball and clubs. Another Russian, Yulia Bravikova won gold (ribbon), two silver medals (Hoop, clubs) and bronze (ball).