Полет кораблей "Союз" и "Аполлон"  (автор картины Robert McCall)
Soyuz and Apollo in flight
(painting by Robert McCall)
The program of the joint experimental mission of the US and Soviet spacecraft of Apollo and Soyuz types (abbreviated to ASTP - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project), was approved by the Agreement between USSR and USA on the cooperation in the research and use of space for peaceful purposes dated 24, 1972.

«ПРОБОЙ»Currently the problem of the increasing pollution of circumterrestrial space by debris becomes more urgent. The probability of the Space Station collision with different anthropogenic particles also increases. Besides, there is a probability of a collision with meteoroids moving in interplanetary space (meteoroid is a celestial body intermediate in size between the interplanetary dust and asteroid).
As a result of the space object collision with the Station body the Station modules depressurization can occur. Depressurization is a real danger as a result of which a instantaneous decision must be accepted to remove a leak.
The unfortunate experience of the Station modules depressurization in manned cosmonautics history was gained when the Spektr Module depressurization of the Mir Space Station occurred. Then it was not possible to find the module leak area and restore its operation. All this shows the importance of online detection of the breakdown area as theoretically a breakdown can occur in any area and at any time despite the fact that control of space debris around the ISS is exerted continuously, and, if required, the MCC specialists "force" the ISS to perform "The debris avoidance maneuver".

Поэтический конкурс «Звуки космоса»

December 25, 2014 through March 12, 2015 the Korolev's Planet web site held a poetry contest Sounds of Space.

The results of the competition have been announced for all three categories:

1. Poem about spaceflight
2. Poem about Space
3. Free-form poem


Поэтический конкурс «Звуки космоса»

December 25, 2014 through March 12, 2015 the Korolev's Planet web site held a poetry contest Sounds of Space.

Upon completion of the contest, its preliminary results were summed up and a short list was drawn up for each category of the contest:

1. Poem about spaceflight
2. Poem about Space
3. Free-form poem

The winners of the contest, as well as the awards and the time and place of their presentation will be defined in the nearest future.

Look out for publications on the Korolev's Planet web site!




Встреча с Леоновым Алексеем Архиповичем

Final stage of artists' Contest named after A.A.Leonov started on the «Korolev Planet» portal in a year of A.A.Leonov 80th anniversary

The promised meeting of contest nominees with A.A.Leonov took place in the Star City on February, 27 2015. The meeting was held in the Star City's Cosmonautics Museum.
Each picture was carefully reviewed and commented upon. 

А. А. Леонов Pilot cosmonaut of the USSR, twice Hero of the USSR Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov is to conduct on February 27, 2015 in Star City a ceremony to select winners in the contest named after him, which was organized by the Korolev's Planet web site in the year of A.A. Leonov's 80th anniversary.
The winners will be selected by A.A. Leonov out of 12 nominees of the contest (120 works were posed on the web site; the total number of works that were sent in was much higher).
All the winners of the competition will have a chance to be personally photographed with A.A. Leonov and will get back their drawing signed by the legendary cosmonaut. Also, a group photo will be taken of all the nominees of the competition together with A.A. Leonov.
A tour of the museum of space flight at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center is planned.

Photographs from the ceremony will be posted on our web site and also e-mailed to the winners and nominees.
Below is the list of the contest nominees. If a nominee has sent in more than one work, the list gives the name of the work which was selected.

Космический эксперимент СПЛАНХ Broadcast from ISS RS by cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky about space experiment Splanch 

Интервью с В.Д. БлаговымIn 2014 we are celebrating the anniversary of Alexei Stanislavovich Yeliseev, Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the USSR pilot-cosmonaut, the Head of the Lead Operational Control Team (LOCT) at Space Flights Control Service over the period from 1973 to 1985.

Viktor Dmitrievich Blagov who is currently the chief specialist of the Scientific-Technical Center for Spacecraft Flight Operation, tells us about A.S. Yeliseev's participation in setting up and operation of LOCT.

Interview is being held by Oleg Nikolaievich Volkov, the deputy Head of Project called the Great Start.

Поэтический конкурс «Звуки космоса»

From December 25, 2014 to March 12, 2015 Korolev's Planet portal holds poetical contest entitled "Space sounds"
Original verses in three space topics are submitted to the contest:

1. Verse about cosmonautics
2. Verse about space
3. Free verse

The authors can take part in any space-related topic. Author may send no more than three verses on each topic.
Verses will be assessed taking into account the following: originality of plot; style of putting verses in writing.
The contest is held to support gifted authors writing verses in Russian and to help them find their audience.
Each contestant is to ensure performance of copyright obligations related to submitted verses under the contest.
Prizes and awards to be presented to winners: the winners and nominees will be granted diplomas and published in the contest collection of verses, as well as get a chance of publishing their verses on Korolev's Planet portal.
Forward creative works at the following address: leonov-80@rsce.ru marked "For Contest".

Further contest terms are set forth...

We are looking forward to your verses and wish all of you success and luck in the contest.




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