June 14 marked the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space. It was Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova who was 26 on that historic flight in 1963. Tereshkova, 76 today, is still active and plans to be one of several selected astronauts for the first manned flight to Mars in 2018. Due to several technical challenges, the manned Mars mission will is planned as one way only. The astronauts will spend the rest of their lives on Mars, completing their mission. "Space was my life, and I'll be honored to spend the rest of my life in space too", said Tereshkova on the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space.
Show how women could rule the space exploration and space tourism - womanize astronaut clothes & accessories, spaceships, equipment, etc.
The world's first space tourist and multimillionaire Dennis Tito is financing a project to get space tourists to Mars by early 2018. Tito, who spent $20 million on his space trip in 2001, is so anxious to get to the red planet, he's pumping hundreds of millions of his own money into the project, because he's doesn't want to wait till NASA or Roskosmos will offer such space trips to just any rich tourists. The return trip to Mars should take about 501 days and is expected to cost over $100 million per space tourist. "Expensive, I know, but we already have a list of customers who are willing to pay this price for this once in a lifetime experience", said Tito.
Photoshop anything related to space tourism. Some examples are - what companies might be the pioneers to commercialize space (e.g. Moon or Mars) and and how they might adapt their products for it. These are just some ideas.
Iran successfully sent a monkey into space and it returned back alive and safe. This is an important step in the Iranian space exploration program, says Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi. "There's still a long way to go till we send man into space, but today we became one step closer to this", adds Vahidi. Iranian television showed still pictures of the monkey in a capsule after it landed. Previously, Iran successfully sent several small animals into space, but the previous attempt to send a monkey into space failed in 2011.
Photoshop anything related to space exploration by animals. E.g. show how space exploration history would be different if animals explored space instead of humans, photoshop animal astronauts, etc. All animals - living, extinct, or even mythical are accepted for this contest (except for humans)!
It's official - British singer Sarah Brightman secured herself a space trip in 2015. Brightman paid over $20 million for this "space ticket" which will allow her to spend three weeks at the International Space Station - which works out to about $1 mil a day. In an interview, Brightman said she always dreamed about space travel, and finally decided to buy herself the most expensive vacation she could think of. The world-famous classical vocalist will spend two years training for this space mission. She also started learning Russian, to communicate with the Russian crew who will take her to the ISS and back. "I wish some alien would kidnap me," Brightman said.
Show how women would rule the space exploration and space tourism - womanize astronaut clothes & accessories, spaceships, equipment, etc.
Scientific community around the world celebrates 55 years in space. Fifty years ago - on Oct. 4, 1957 - Russians launched the first satellite into space, starting the space era and the space race against the United States. The first Russian satellite was named Sputnik, which emerged within the Cold War atmosphere and meant as an intermediary step to taking a military missile into space, according to the Sputnik designer Boris Chertok.
To celebrate 55 years in space, take any movie (poster) and turn it into a space-themed movie.