We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:15 AM
Russia to Name Town After Space Pioneer Tsiolkovsky
RIA Novosti said:
VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, April 12 (RIA Novosti) - President Vladimir Putin proposed on Friday naming a future town near the Russian Vostochny space port after the father of the Soviet space program, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.
“I think it will be right if, after consulting it with the local residents, we will call the future town Tsiolkovsky,” Putin said on Friday, as Russia celebrated Cosmonautics Day marking the first manned space flight on that date in 1961 by Yury Gagarin.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001
Tsiolkovsky the founder of all space flight, a true genius and visionary. And today Putin also said that Roscosmos will be upgraded, and that in the future there may be a ministry of the cosmos. If so it will be the first among all nations. Tsiolkovsky's vision will continue, humanity will reach the stars. Soon I hope