The space surrounding us is filled with invisible radio waves in the entire frequency spectrum. They move instantly in any direction and experience thousands of reflections from various objects, until they mix with the background noise of the relict radiation. Mankind adopted the radio wave at the beginning of the 20th century in order to openly declare a good greeting to the whole world. So the ether was filled with thousands of voices that anyone who turned on the radio and tuned in the desired range could hear. But the openness of the public broadcast to all interested persons excluded the secret of communication, which became an urgent need with the onset of global conflict and confrontation. And then the opportunity was realized to transmit encrypted text messages over the air. This set of signals should be decrypted using a special dictionary, which was the key to understanding the content of messages. And although a random amateur could not understand them, he could guess that there was the very fact of transmitting classified information. Mysterious and incomprehensible jerky pulsations, which came as if from another world, amazingly became the subject of an imagination game and created a unique language for the communication of a new cybernetic world already nascent beyond the horizon.
We have an enchanting and grandiose star parade! All significant stellar magnitudes and stages of thermonuclear life are presented here. Some participants are very small in size and temperament – brown dwarfs. And here are the hot supergiants – move away slightly, only a dozen of astronomical units, to see them in their entirety. Here we have a group of compact stars, among which are cute little white dwarfs and their opposites – dark and treacherous neutron stars. Unfortunately, we did not wait for an answer from the black hole, it seems that the information could not go beyond its event horizon... But these beauties – Wolf-Rayet stars – can be recognized from thousands by their emission lines. Just look how the bright candle of the accretion disk has flashed aside – nova began pulling the substance from its large red companion. And our defile completes with the procession of one million of universal space laborers – the stars of the main sequence... The nature of the universe is inventive and resourceful, and so far the tasks of all this amazing variety of star forms are unknown.
The failure at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is one of the most dramatic and tragic pages of the 20th century. This catastrophe is a symbol of the destructiveness of human delusions and the arrogant selfish worldview. Man allowed himself to think that he made nature work for himself, but nature has shown its true indomitable character. This incident also showed the depravity of the socialist authorities, which for a long time tried to hide the real scale of the disaster and the threat of radioactive contamination. This last drop became fatal for the majestic colossus on the clay feet called the USSR, which rapidly began to fall apart before everyone’s eyes. The whole world has learned a difficult lesson, which further led to a slowdown in the construction of new nuclear power plants and forced many developing countries to opt for environmental green technologies. From a social point of view, humanity has begun to rely more on international institutions that carefully monitor the situation around the world to try to avoid similar events. But as we know, this has already been repeated again... However, we should not despair, but it’s worth any experience, first of all negative, to adopt into service. This is the hard way on the stairs of progress.
The Universe is calling, brave rangers of the Soviet Space! You are going to be the first to conquer the space, and to say for sure, this event responds with pride in your hearts! This most important task will require maximum dedication, conscientious work and an inquiring mind – we have high expectations on you, all of humanity is looking at you! Researchers, scientists and experimenters: you seek to know the boundless abode of the sky – honor and praise to you! Combine your aspirations, so that together and harmoniously – with one united team – to break into the boundless starry ocean! The whole world will be in front of you, and you can check all the most daring assumptions about how it looks from the side, and see how beautiful our planet is in reality! The results of all your observations and impressions of the flight will be documented in detail by the on–board computer, and on Earth processed and transformed into musical pieces that will allow all of humanity to touch this magnificent achievement!
Can you imagine in winter how summer is replaced by autumn? Close your eyes, listen and feel how pleasantly the cool breeze blows and the air is refreshing and filling the lungs. Around the leaves are flying beautifully and chaotically, and already fallen leaves rustle pleasantly under the feet. Great time for long and enjoyable walks in the parks!
Stations of tropospheric radio-relay communication were once one of the foremost technological creations of engineering of the USSR. Now these majestic giants are forgotten and abandoned. A single-minded researcher can get to them nearer than ever and touch the history. And although their era is gone, morally they stayed with us, giving us the opportunity to understand what we lost forever.