Since 2015 the library named after Alexei Leonov has been holding a competition of children’s works called “The Space Odyssey”. Other planets explorations, engineering works and even other planets colonization – all this was reflected in self-made films, pictures, poems and technical designs. By preparing a creative work every participant of this competition could not only become familiar with the history of the domestic cosmonautics, which is full of bright events and achievements, but also touch the dream of outer space conquest – the dream that is the first step of a human to the unknown.
This year “The Space Odyssey 2020” contest is dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the first spacewalk by a human conducted by Alexei Leonov. EDB Fakel has been giving a support for more than five years by evaluating the works as the contest’s judge and sponsor. The library has a space-themed area with continuously organized lectures about astrology and scientific and popular events enabling one to learn about the achievements of the domestic cosmonautics including EDB Fakel’s participation in the 1st and 2nd Lunar programs. Many joint events took place in the course of time to shape not only a positive image of the domestic cosmonautics for the schoolchildren but also foster their interest in science study. In frames of the program aimed at the professional guidance the specialists of EDB Fakel organize presentations and invite students for a tour to the enterprise.
Explorations of different planets, design works and even other planets colonization – all this was reflected by the schoolchildren in self-made films, pictures, poems and technical designs. By preparing a creative work every participant of this competition could not only become familiar with the history of the domestic cosmonautics, which is full of bright events and achievements, but also touch the dream of outer space conquest – the dream that is the first step of a human to the unknown. The six nominations enabled the schoolchildren to bring to life their bravest thoughts and ideas. The competitors were in the age from 7 to 18 years old presenting personal works and works created together with their families. Schoolchildren and their parents showed a great interest in the topic of space and airspace exploration with more than 500 works submitted. All did a good job, showed their talents, imagination and even a scientific approach.
Thank you to all participants, parents, research supervisors, and library staff.
JSC EDB Fakel (a part of the state corporation Roscosmos) is one of the leading enterprises in development of electric propulsion systems and thermal catalytic propulsion systems operating using Hydrazine. Fakel has a production experience in serial and mass delivery of thrusters both in commercial and state market segments. The share of the thrusters production in the world for spacecraft is about 10%. More than 70 Russian spacecraft (more than 60% of the Russian orbital constellation) and 30 Western spacecraft are equipped with thrusters developed and produced by EDB Fakel. Today EDB Fakel’s partners are ISS Reshetnev, RSC Energia, Khrunichev State Research and Production Center, Lavochkin Research and Production Association, Research and Production Corporation VNIIEM, Maxar (Canada), Airbus, TAS (France), MELСO (Japan), IAI (Israel), OHB (Sweden).
ROSCOSMOS is the state corporation established in August 2015 for a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry of Russia. ROSCOSMOS ensures performance of the state policy in space industry and normative regulation. ROSCOSMOS also places orders for development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructural objects. Also, one of its functions is to develop international co-operation in space industry and provide conditions to use the results of the space activities for a social and economic progress of Russia.