Presentation to Google

First of all, I want to thank Konstantin Roslyakov for arranging the presentation with Google.
Next, thank you all for coming — I was really glad to see so many people and such a great interest!

The link to the presentation on the SkyDrive is available here:

In case it does not work for whatever reason, or if you’d like to have a PowerPoint copy, you can get it also from my homepage:

50 years of space flight, continued

This is the closing set of presentations given on the parties dedicated to 50 years of manned spaceflight. I’m sharing them here for those who did not make it to the events.

1. Why getting to orbit is so difficult, why this problem is more fundumental than most think (even across our Universe), and a highly speculative presentation on possible ways out of that problem. Requires some understanding of physics.

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2. Alternative history: a very short presentation on some prominent directions of space exploration that vanished for various reasons.


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History of the Space Age

Last Saturday, I hosted a party dedicated to 50 years of human space flight, and gave this presentation to an audience of approximately 30 people. It received surprisingly positive response, and so I’m sharing it here by popular demand.

Although its primary goal was entertainment (it even has built-in breaks for drinks), it also offers coverage for many interesting facts of spaceflight from 1942 to 2011 and may have educational value.

Be sure to click the “View full-size presentation” in the low right corner. Enjoy!

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