<html> <head> <title>Outer Space - Space Flight</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=BIG5"> </head> <STYLE TYPE="text/css"> H2 {font-family : sans-serif; color: yellow} H3 {font-family : sans-serif; color: yellow} H4 {font-family : sans-serif; color: orange} H5 {font-family : sans-serif; color: #cccccc} p {font-family : sans-serif; color: orange} .white { background-color:white; } </STYLE> <body bgcolor=#010101 text=#ffff80> <center> <table width=100% cellpadding=10> <tr> <td width=50%> <center> <br><br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Raven Constellation.png"> <h5> Nebular galaxy, considered to be one of the most magnificent looking galaxies,<br> the view of which is giving an idea of collision and merging of stars. It is located<br> in the star constellation called "Raven", 62 million light years away from Earth.<br> </h5> <br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Raven and Watersnake.png"> <h5> <br><br> Both, Raven (Corvus) and Watersnake (Hydra) are very close to each other,<br> making it a nice coincidence for the Chinese <font color=orange>Year of the Watersnake 2013</font>. <br><br><br><br> <h4>China in Space</h4> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/ZhongGuo Zai KongJian.jpg" width=100> <br><br><br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/China - Astronomical Map.gif" width=500> <br> <h5> Ancient astronomical map from China dating back to 1092 AD. </h5> <br><br> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.de/2012/06/china-title-is-program.html" target="_top"><img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Shenzhou 9 - Tiangong.gif" width=500></a> <h5> 2012: Shenzhou No. 9 ("Boat of the Gods") carries a mixed crew to Tiangong<br> space station ("Palace of Heaven") to perform different docking manoeuvres.<br> Liu Yang becomes the first female astronaut in China's space flight program. </h5> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.com/2012/06/china-preparing-spectacular-space.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>China Preparing Spectacular Space Mission</font></h5></a> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.com/2012/06/chinas-space-mission-day-of-launch.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>China's Space Mission - Day of Launch</font></h5></a> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.de/2011/10/chinas-space-technology-carrier-rockets.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>China's Space Technology - "Long March" Rockets</font></h5></a> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.de/2011/10/chinas-space-station.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>China's Space Station - Basic Information</font></h5></a> <br><br><br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Mars travel.jpg"> <h5> <br> While a <font color=orange>U.S.</font> roboter is actually collecting stones from the Mars surface,<br> there are already plans to sent a human crew to that planet. According<br> to the chief executive manager of <font color=orange>SpaceX</font> enterprise, Elon Musk, a visit<br> to planet Mars should be possible within the next ten years. <font color=orange>Russia</font> and<br> <font color=orange>China</font> are interested as well in a Mars mission. At <font color=orange>Krasnojarsk</font> in central<br> Russia <font color=orange>biomedical experiments</font> are being in progress for several years.<br> Even a <font color=orange>habitation experiment</font> has been carried out with an international<br> group of volunteers who agreed to live for a certain time in the enclosed<br> environment of a spaceship model. Research includes the cultivation of<br> suitable plants in a closed atmosphere in order to provide oxygen and<br> food for future astronauts during their long journey to Mars and beyond. </h5> <br><br><br> <h4>Artistic Perception<br>of Outer Space</h4> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/waiceng kongjian zai meishuguan 2.jpg" width=100> <br><br><br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Moons - Dying Sun - Dark Matter Structure.jpg" width=500> <br><br><br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Vasarely - Supernovae.gif" width=200> <br> </center> </td> <td width=50%> <center> <br><br> <h2>Outer Space - Space Flight</h2> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/WaiCeng KongJian 2.jpg" width=150> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/YuZhou FeiXing.jpg" width=150> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <h4>Solar Eruptions</h4> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/TaiYang HuoDong.jpg" width=100> <br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Sun Storm 08-03-2012.gif" width=400> <h5> Above: Solar eruption affecting the magnetic field of Earth.<br> Below: Solar eruption and polar lights at the beginning of <br> the Year of the Dragon, January 21, 2012. </h5> <iframe width="500" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iX9AmzVObnk?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <h5> Solar eruptions originate from the surface atmosphere of our <br> sun. That region is named corona and can be easily observed <br> under conditions found during a total eclipse of the sun when<br> the sun's main body is shielded from direct view by the moon. </h5> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Solar Eclipse 2012.jpg" width=300> <br> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.de/2012/05/solar-eclipse-over-asia-and-us.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>Solar Eclipse over Asia and U.S.A. in 2012</font></h5></a> <br><br> <br><br> </center> <h4>Habitable <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/habitable planets.jpg" width=75 align=left hspace=150><br>Planets</h4> <center> <br><br> <h5> The <font color=orange>Kepler space mission</font> center confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet<br> named Kepler 22b and where human life might be possible. Soundtrack of an Al-<br> Jazeera interview with Steve Maran, former NASA astronomer and book author <br> ("Astronomy for Dummies"), on these latest results of the Kepler space mission. </h5> <br><br> <iframe width="500" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7wH7Dt_oPhk?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br><br> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.com/2011/12/earth-like-planet-found.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>Earth-Like Planet Found (Kepler 22b)</font></h5></a> <h5> After <font color=orange>Kepler 22b</font> was discovered in December 2011 as the first planet that owns<br> earthlike qualities, it took only some weeks for NASA to present another planet<br> suitable to host mankind because of moderate temperatures: <font color=orange>Gliese GJ 667Cc</font>. </h5> <a href="http://blueprinteditor.blogspot.com/2012/02/discovery-super-earth-probably.html" target="_top"><h5><font color=cornflowerblue>"Super-Earth" Possibly Habitable (Gliese GJ 667Cc)</font></h5></a> <h5> In November 2012 finally, two planets in the <font color=orange>Kepler 47 system</font> were detected which<br> could provide a moderate temperature profile as well. This is a binary solar system<br> which proves that earthlike conditions are not restricted to uncomplicated systems. <br><br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Kepler 47 - Solar System.jpg" width=400> </h5> <br><br> <br><br> </center> <h4>Asteroid <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/asteroid mining.jpg" width=75 align=left hspace=150><br>Mining</h4> <center> <br><br> <h5> After <font color=orange>Space X</font>, a California based company, launched its first rocket to provide supplies<br> to the international space station ISS in May 2012, nothing seems impossible any longer.<br> Now, in January 2013, another U.S. company named <font color=orange>Deep Space Industries</font> is claiming<br> to develop a technology for asteroid mining. As asteroids are known to contain a rather<br> high percentage of <font color=orange>coal, iron, nickel, gold and silver</font> they became the target of private<br> investors. Such asteroids exist in our solar system within the so-called <font color=orange>asteroid belt</font> that<br> stretches from Mars to Jupiter. Even their water content might become useful whenever<br> it comes to long-range space missions that are already planned by the U.S. and China. <br><br> One of the smaller asteroids, measuring about 50 meters diametre, only recently passed<br> close to Earth on February 15, 2013. Such objects, even though dangerous when colliding<br> with our planet, could then become a brandnew source of badly needed raw materials. </h5> <br> <img src="http://blueprint-magazine.de/2013/Asteroid Mining Project - Duplex.gif" width=600> <br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> <br><br><br><br> </center> </td> </tr> </table> </center> <br><br> </body> </html>