Posts Tagged ‘space’

Tiangong, the Chinese manned space station

Tiangong, the Chinese manned space station

Tiangong, the Chinese manned space station

The China National Space Administration has big plans for the near future. Chinese authorities announced that the first Chinese manned space station currently named Tiangong (“Heavenly Palace” in free translation) will be fully completed by 2020. The Project 921-2 consisting in building a module type space station was launched in 1992.

The first module consisting in a apace laboratory named Tiangong 1 is scheduled to be launched in October 2011. This target vehicle is made of a lab module, a resource module and a docking mechanism, having a final mass of only 9 tons. In this phase a crew of three astronauts will go in space with Tiangong 1 for a short term stay in space. (more…)

Solar radiations, the danger from space

Solar radiations, the danger from space

Solar radiations, the danger from space

One of the most dangerous things that surround us continuously is represented by the solar radiations. The solar radiations are created by the sun’s energy that is created in its core. In the huge pressure form the core of the sun forces hydrogen atoms to fuse into helium by nuclear fusion. It’s estimated that the temperatures at the core are approximately 15 million degrees Kelvin which represent 15 million degrees Celsius or 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. (more…)