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“Space tours for ordinary people are no longer a fantasy.” China intends to build a returnable rocket and a ship to send space tourists into orbit

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The Chinese company Zhongke Yuhang is developing returnable launch vehicles and spacecraft that will allow China to regularly send tourists into orbit. This was reported by the China Daily newspaper, citing the founder of CAS Space, Yang Yiqiang.

Space tours for ordinary people are no longer a fantasy

“Due to the dynamic development of space technology, space tours for ordinary people are no longer a fantasy, it is becoming a reality., said the head of CAS. – If everything goes according to plan, we will prepare a rocket and a ship that, after 15 test launches, will be able to send up to seven tourists at an altitude of more than 100 km at a time.”

Yang Yiqiang emphasized that through space travel, “tourists will have a whole new experience.” As follows from the words of the head of the company, China will soon be able to send ordinary people above the Karman Line, which is considered the boundary between the earth’s atmosphere and space.

“The stay of tourists in space will last only a few minutes – long enough for the passengers of the ship to enjoy the majestic view of the stars, as well as our planet, to experience the feeling of weightlessness”Yang Yiqiang added.

He clarified that after the completion of the mission, the capsule with the travelers will return to Earth and make a soft landing with the help of parachutes, and the rocket – due to the engines. For the landing of tourists, it is planned to allocate a special zone in a sparsely populated area in northwest China. The cost of the tour will be about 300 thousand dollars per person, including the cost of special training.

According to the founder of CAS Space, which is owned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the five-engine launch vehicle designed for space tourism will weigh 70 tons. The dimensions of the ship, equipped with four large windows, will be 3 by 3.5 m. The flight is planned to be carried out in autopilot mode in accordance with a predetermined algorithm. The first test run to test the equipment is scheduled for 2023.

Judging by the declared flight parameters, CAS Space is going to compete with Blue Origin and its New Shepard ship, which also delivers 5-6 tourists to an altitude of about 100 km. Elon Musk’s SpceX also sends tourists into space, but these are ships of a different level – they rise to a height of 400 km and deliver tourists to the ISS.

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Tickets bought Berries. Aviasales bought the yagodki.rf domain and set up a redirect from it to its website

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Tickets bought Berries Aviasales bought the yagodkirf domain and set

Today we already wrote that the retailer Wildberries filed an application for registration of the Yagodki trademark – the company renamed its official website to Yagodki for just a day as part of a marketing campaign, but this became the most discussed event of the week. It was logical to assume that Wildberries also had plans for the corresponding domain, but here everything clearly did not go according to the marketplace scenario: “berries.rf” is already registered and leads to a very specific resource.

Tickets bought Berries.  Aviasales bought the yagodki.rf domain and set up a redirect from it to its website

After Wildberries changed its name to “Berries”, Aviasales, in the wake of the Internet hype, renamed itself “Tickets”. But the air ticket search engine went even further – it bought out the yagodki.rf domain and set redirects to its main site. So now, by going to “berries.rf”, you automatically get to the main Aviasales (which will obviously be called “Tickets” for a long time). It turns out that whoever is first, he ate the “berry”.

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The Honor 70 is finally coming out of China. Sales in Europe will start on September 2

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The Honor 70 is finally coming out of China Sales

Honor introduced the Honor 70 series smartphones in early June in China, and only now, two months later, the devices are finally making their global debut: in Europe (Germany), early pre-orders are already available (prices not announced, but for those interested in buying they promise 10- percentage discount), and Malaysia has already announced the cost – $ 450 for the version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory. Open sales in Malaysia will start on August 26.

The Honor 70 is finally coming out of China.  Sales in Europe will start on September 2

Honor 70, recall, is equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED screen with Full HD resolution and a frame rate of 120 Hz. The smartphone also received a 32-megapixel front camera and a main one with sensors with a resolution of 54 (Sony IMX 800), 50 and 2 megapixels. The battery has a capacity of 4800mAh and supports 66W fast charging. The hardware basis of the Honor 70 is the Snapdragon 778G Plus single-chip system, the software is Android 12 with the Magic UI 6.1 interface.

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Xiaomi sets records: the number of MIUI users has reached 547 million

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Xiaomi sets records the number of MIUI users has reached

Today, Xiaomi released its financial report for the second quarter of 2022. Among other things, it provides interesting statistics on the proprietary MIUI shell.

Xiaomi sets records: the number of MIUI users has reached 547 million

According to Xiaomi, the total number of monthly active users in the second quarter successfully broke the record, reaching 547 million. The statistics take into account users from all over the world, not just in China.

If we take into account only China, then in July the number of monthly active users reached 140.2 million, also a new record high.

In total, there were 17.8 million new MIUI users worldwide and 4.6 million in China in the second quarter.

Recall that in November 2021, Xiaomi announced the overcoming of MIUI milestone of 500 million worldwide.

The official debut of MIUI took place in the summer of 2010, in August. The history of MIUI began with hundreds of beta testers. And five years later, in 2015, the number of users exceeded 100 million. Then growth began to accelerate. The company reported 200 million users in 2018 and 300 million in 2019. As of January 2021, the number of MIUI users worldwide has exceeded 400 million.

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