All entries for August 2005
August 18, 2005
Do you want to see the moon – Up, Close & Personal?
Writing about web page http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,68495,00.html
Yes, it is finally happening. The company 'Space Adventures', in collaboration with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation, is planning to take travellers around the far side of the moon in a Russian Soyuz TMA spacecraft. Apparently the far side of the moon is much more attractive than the near side because it has got more impact craters from Asteroids, Meteorites and other objects in the deep space.
They are offering 2 package deals.
1) A 5 1/2 day lunar flight and up to 21 days at the International Space Station.
2) A 9 day trip with 3 days of flight on a low-Earth orbit and 6 days around the moon
Hold on, dont' start packing ur bags yet. You have to wait for 3 to 4 years before they can confirm the trip. And start saving today to pay for the $100 million that they are charging for it.
If this trip is a success ..they are expecting the next one to land on the moon. Now that'll be something.
August 07, 2005
August 05, 2005
Promises to keep
How hard is it to bare one's soul to the world ! I'm too bloody reserved :-)
The last couple of days have been the happiest of my life. I got a job. More than getting the job, there is a certain pride in overcoming a significant challenge. And this has been quite a tough peak to conquor. Life is quite strange though, the moment I got to the top, I have started looking for the next peak, wondering about it ..worrying over it ! But every few mintues, I look down from the top of this one and sigh happily at having reached it ..so quickly and so unexpectedly.
If only, I can just be in my dreams and enjoy my moment of sun shine for a long long time. Alas there is so much work to be done and so little time.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I've promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep." (Robert Frost)