The United States spends for military expenses more than all ten of the following countries combined: $ 600 billion a year. It is almost ten times more than it spends on military spending Russia. Meanwhile, the joint budget of NASA and the National science Foundation – a total of $ 25 billion, or 4% of the military budget. Many astronomers, astrophysicists, engineers and scientists of all stripes would love to increase the budgets of their areas.
The good news is that suspended in the beginning of the year without funding the ultra-light rocket SS-520 will continue, and the second launch will take place in the period December-January. In the other hemisphere is preparing to re-test ultralight rocket Electron. In Sweden, discusses the transformation of the geophysical polygon in Baikonur, in the market of heavy geostationary satellites observed a curious effect, and even Strategic command of the Armed forces of the United States wants other satellites. Space "feel better"?
February 14, the Indian rocket PSLV put into orbit the Earth at a record 104 of the satellite (the previous record of 37 for times). 88 of them are very small satellites Dove company Planet Labs, which is trying to provide daily supervision over the entire surface of the Earth. "Medusa" tells what Planet Labs — and why it matters.
After the war, the world of the winners was intoxicated opened nuclear capabilities. And it's not only about the weapons capabilities, but also quite peaceful use of nuclear energy. In the US, for example, in addition to the nuclear tanks spoke about the establishment of even such household things like vacuum cleaners, working at a nuclear chain reaction.