Alay valley is not the end of the world, it's just the southernmost place of Kirghizia. Further on lies the desert It stretches for hundreds or maybe even thousands of kilometers up to the Arabian Sea. Compared to
that desert Kirghizia is a blooming garden. Quite surprising that Kyrgyz people live on both sides of the deserted land. Blogger Vladimir Trofimov has visited the valley and shared these pictures.
Fully autonomous Moonwalker or Lunokhod can function without refueling for a year, it has a self-repaired suspension for any type of terrain and climate control stabilizing the temperature. We could call it the transport of future but it was created in 1969. The first model had travelled its warranty mileage thrice and didn't have a single
failure. If no other intelligent life exists in the Universe this vehicle can be surely called the most reliable in the universe. As for Amercans, they had their Lunar Rover repaired on the Moon twice. If the Soviet one would fail, there wouldn't be anyone to fix it - the crew was 400 thousand kilometers away...
Galyonki village in the Russian Far East is the location of a unique object - a self-contained command-and-measurement complex of the Russian aerospace defence forces provided with a system "Kvant-D" - its antenna P-2500 is one of the largest in Russia, and system
"Kvant-P" equipped with antenna P-30S. The system cooperates with the ISS. It was Galyonok that sent the signal for flooding the international space station "Mir". And in 1961 this very center was providing the flight of the first man to space.