The Japanese have come up with something interesting, they give the opportunity to send a message into space, which shall consist of no more than 20 characters.
Anyone can write a cosmic SMS and send it to the asteroid 1999 JU3.
Of course the message will not be recorded on a sheet of paper and a special chip and sent to the probe "Hayabusa-2" in 2014.
The message reaches the surface of the asteroid in 2018, and if the past will fly aliens, they will be able to read your scribbling :)
Such was the first message space brothers on reason, running March 2 1972.
On the plate engraved with silhouettes of men and women against the background of the ship "Pioneer" and the solar system
Humanity has escaped beyond the Earth's only half a century ago. The first space flight lasted only 108 minutes,
During this time, Yuri Gagarin aboard the "Vostok", was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome April 12, 1961,
I performed one revolution around our planet and landed safely in the Saratov region.
Over the next few decades, we have made some progress in space exploration. Consider the space records in numbers.
Start of the first in the history of manned spacecraft "Vostok».
The longest flight ever made a Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov in 1995. Its duration was 437 days 17 hours 58 minutes. That is Polyakov spent in space is about 7000 times longer than Yuri Gagarin.
Record of stay in orbit for several flights had twice beaten Sergei Avdeyev (three flight 747 days 14 hours 12 minutes)
and Sergei Krikalev (in 2005, he stayed in orbit 803 days 9:00 39 minutes 09 seconds.).
What do you think, what it is, many months of feeding tubes and use the space toilet?
March 18, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk. Total time the yield was 23 minutes 41 seconds, of which 12 minutes 9 seconds - just outside of the ship. I immediately think of my favorite science fiction film - "Space Odyssey 2001" by Stanley Kubrick. Due to the on-board computer prevented the protagonist almost did not stay in the open space.