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Training film “Godsend?” about Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (video)

Training film “A gift of fate?” about work in space, filmed during the period of self-isolation in the spring of 2020.

Film author: Anastasia Vetoshkina, graduate of the Faculty of Journalism.

Cities of the World — Dubai (photo)

Cities of the World — Dubai

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, created using land reclamation by Nakheel which extends into the Persian Gulf.

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Олег Кононенко – Хоронить наши корабли «Союз» еще рано!

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С Днём России, дорогие друзья!

Canary Islands

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (video)

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an experimental expandable space station module developed by Bigelow Aerospace, under contract to NASA, for testing as a temporary module on the International Space Station (ISS) from 2016 to at least 2020.

It arrived at the ISS on April 10, 2016, was berthed to the station on April 16, and was expanded and pressurized on May 28, 2016.

more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Expandable_Activity_Module

«Это их война, а не наша»: Дмитрий Рогозин ответил на запуск Crew Dragon Илона Маска

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Canary Islands (photo)

Tenerife Is the largest island of the eight Canary Islands (Spain).

Tenerife is known internationally for its warm and pleasant climate, as the “Island of Eternal Spring”. The island, which lies at the same latitude as central Florida, enjoys a warm tropical climate with an average of 18–24 °C (64–75 °F) in the winter and 24–28 °C (75–82 °F) in the summer.

Canary Islands

Tenerife is a rugged and volcanic island sculpted by successive eruptions throughout its history. The island is located between 28° and 29° N and the 16° and 17° W meridian. It is situated north of the Tropic of Cancer, occupying a central position between the other Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma.

Fuerteventura and Lanzarote Islands

Canary Islands

Canary Islands

Canary Islands

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Остров Тенерифе (215 downloads)
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Replacing Solid Waste Container in the Toilet – how to go to the Toilet in Space (video)

The Russian company MTKS begins building private spacecraft (video)

The Russian company MTKS (Reusable Transport Space Systems) has launched a project to manufacture a private cargo spaceship prototype, the Argo, capable of delivering up to two metric tons of cargo to the ISS. The ship will be 58% made of composites to reduce its weight.

MTKS Chairman of the Board Sergei Sopov said the company’s engineers teamed up with their colleagues from the manufacturer as soon as the contract was signed to work on the design and manufacture of the tooling package to build the spaceship.

To speed up the process, the composite hull was ordered from Germany because Russia does not yet own the necessary technologies. Later on, the production of such hulls and components is to be launched in Voronezh.

The prototype hull can be supplied and ready for the installation of equipment and ground tests in the first half of 2021. The first pilot launch of the Argo is scheduled for 2024.

Source: MTKS, Invest Foresight

Living On The ISS. My Interview to the “Popular Mechanics” YouTube Channel (video)