Photo by Charlotte de Botton.
Alain de Botton is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas — and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. In his interview for metkere.com Alain de Botton explained the fascination of travelling alone, admitted that he dreams of spaceflights and remembered his favorite souvenir. Read More
Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su).
Take a look at the photos of the total solar eclipse. Both photos were taken in Novosibirsk, Russia on August 1st by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su).
Photo: Achim Mende.
It has been more than 70 years since the giant Hindenburg zeppelin exploded, killing 36 crew members and passengers, abruptly ending an earlier age of airships. But because of new materials and sophisticated means of propulsion, entrepreneurs are [taking another look](http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/05/business/worldbusiness/05dirigible.html?_r=1&oref=slogin) at the behemoths of the air.
On 16 June 1963, [Valentina Tereshkova ](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tereshkova)became the first woman to fly into space. Her call sign in this flight was Chaika. Today is the 45th anniversary of this spaceflight. At he age of 70 she said that she would like to fly to Mars, even if it meant that it was a one way trip.
This illustration of the atomic hover express appears in the Soviet I want to know everything! almanac published in 1969. Read More