The year 2024 is a special year because it will soon be 55 years since the first man stepped on the moon. It happened on July 20, 1969, and the lucky person was Neil Armstrong. It happened as part of the Apollo 11 mission, of which Armstrong, born in 1930, was the commander. This event was supposed to mark the beginning of the conquest of space, and experts and others are betting that in the coming years the first bases will be built on the moon and space flights will become a daily occurrence.
The race to conquer space was driven by the Cold War and the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. Unfortunately The US victory ended the fightingAnd at the same time… conquering space itself. Inevitably, both countries lost motivation, culminating in 1972. On December 11, as part of the Apollo 17 mission, Eugene A. Cernan, and Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. “Jack” Schmidt on the moon. Silver globe. As it turned out, this was the case The last lunar mission and to this day no human foot has set foot there. Officially, it was money, as Apollo launches cost about $26 billion.
For many years, NASA has been running a new program called Artemis. It has been divided into several parts, and the mission that will take people to the Moon will be Artemis III. After many delays The current landing date is 2026. Currently, preparations are being made for unmanned and manned flights, but without landing. The mission involves other huge costs, and it is worth noting that the cost of the space suit itself… 15 million US dollars. You can read more about the task itself here.
Space and war are theoretically worlds apart, unless we're talking about Star Wars. However, there is something that connects both threads, and that is technology. Wars and the conquest of space have fueled the development of new technologies for decades. First, they are tested in wars and in space, and only then do they reach people. As it turns out, every zloty invested in space returns sevenfold.
As we know, the only Pole to have gone into space so far is Miroslaw Hermaszewski, and that happened on July 5, 1978. He is likely to be the next Pole to fly into space Slavosz Oznański. An ESA astronaut is “ready” to fly into space in 2024. Despite our modest representation in space, Poles contribute significantly to its exploration and conquest. Our country alone has a dozen or so satellites.
One of the most interesting is Intuition-1, which flew into space in November 2022. It has one of the fastest computers Data processing in orbit. The satellite checks the amount of macroelements present in the soil on Earth and transmits the already processed data to Earth. No country has such technology – adds Jaroslaw Juszkiewicz.
Of course, satellites aren't all we can afford. The Poles set out to conquer the moon. In cooperation with the European Space Agency, a program called “Tvardovsky” is being prepared, which is a satellite to map the moon.
Scientific and exploratory conquest of space is not everything. the next Companies are preparing their offers for space travelers. The first of these people have already had the opportunity to travel to space, all thanks to companies such as Virgin Galactic, owned by billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, owned by Jeff Bezos. Initially, the price of this flight reached 20 million dollars, but now it can be purchased for about 600 thousand dollars.
What exactly do we know about space and how much do we have left to discover? These and other topics are discussed by Maciek Dobor in the latest episode of the program “Nauka, What's the matter?”, which we encourage you to watch.
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