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Unknown words. a rocket engineer – načrtovalec raket a pioneer of astronautics – pionir astronavtike; kdor se je med prvimi ukvarjal s poleti v vesolje a geostationary orbit – geostacionarna orbita je krožnica, ki teče 35.900 km nad ekvatorjem a gravity force – težnost to release – izdati.
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Smihael, 2008Unknown words
  • a rocket engineer – načrtovalec raket
  • a pioneer of astronautics – pionir astronavtike; kdor se je med prvimi ukvarjal s poleti v vesolje
  • a geostationary orbit – geostacionarna orbita je krožnica, ki teče 35.900 km nad ekvatorjem
  • a gravity force – težnost
  • to release – izdati
  • smihael, 2008 Clip from film at Google Video 2001: A Space OdysseySome pictures of space station shown in Kubrick filmhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/smihael, 2008 I will talk about the first man, who madeplans for USING SATELITES,and invented many other things.smihael, 2008 Potočnik was a Slovene rocket engineer and pioneer of astronautics, born in Pula in December 1892 and died in Vienna in August 1929.Herman Potočnik Noordungsmihael, 2008Chapter 1:BIOGRAPHYsmihael, 2008FAMILY
  • father from Slovenj Gradec, doctor in army
  • mother from Vitanje, daughter of winer and Vitanje mayor Jožef Kokošinek
  • 2 brothers, both army officers and sister
  • smihael, 2008SCHOOL
  • primary school in Maribor
  • military secondary school in Moravia
  • uncle Henrich enabled his study on tehnical military academy near Vienna
  • specialization: building of railways and bridges
  • smihael, 2008WAR YEARS
  • Potočnik served in several countries
  • important for Soča battelfields
  • he got tuberculosis during war, so he retired from the army in year 1919
  • after war he got high amry rank compared to small pension
  • smihael, 2008ENGINEERING
  • study of electrical engineering on the University of Technology in Vienna
  • during study he became very intrested in rocketry
  • after study he started writing book about space traveling
  • he didn't find a job or marry, but lived with his brother
  • because of illnes he died at only 36 years of age
  • smihael, 2008Chapter 2:POTOČNIK'S FAMOUS BOOKGerman: Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums English: The Problem of Space TravelSlovene: Problem vožnje po vesoljusmihael, 2008FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK
  • published in the end of 1928 in Berlin, Germany
  • plan for space station and traveling to it
  • calculated geostationary orbit for all satellites~ 35 900 000 m above sea level
  • with many indeas in book Potočnik became pioneer of astronautics
  • smihael, 2008FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK II
  • Book introduced the full concept of geostationary satellites.
  • Potočnik visions of satellites were made in a reality in 1962 with the launch of Telstar.
  • Encyclopedia Larousse says »Potočnik's book was like a textbook for making earlier space vehicles.«(von Braun about making V1 [fau eins] and V2 rocket)
  • smihael, 2008SPACE SATIONSimon Zajc ilustration ofPotočnik's stationStation MirIlustration from book(site 157)Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey.smihael, 2008SPACE STATION in details
  • From 3 parts:
  • Rotating living wheel with diameter of 50 meters, which creates centrifugal force, similar to gravity. It will include private cabins, laboratories, workrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
  • 2 large mirrors, which reflect sun'a radiation, and this boils water in heat pipes.
  • Turbines on water vapour will driving 3 generators, which will produce electricity
  • Good for the time, but now we have solar cells
  • smihael, 2008Interesting:
  • The meaning of his pseudonym Noordung is still a mystery, but some people suggest that he used it to show the problems of chaos (German: keine ordnung; Slovene: nered). If the initial "N" realy means negation, the name would mean "without order".
  • A proposal was made in the late 1990s to name the International Space Station after him, but was not taken up.
  • There is a Herman Potočnik memorial centre in Vitanje.
  • There is Potočnik streetin Ljubljana and Graz.
  • Spletna stran:http://www.noordung.info/smihael, 2008Answer questions:
  • Who was Herman Potočnik and where was born?
  • Why is he so important?
  • What is title of Potočnik's book and what is it about?
  • Where is Potočnik memorial centre?
  • Did idea for naming ISS after Potočnik succeed?
  • smihael, 2008
  • Questions?
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  • smihael, 2008Sources
  • http://noordung.vesolje.net/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Potočnik
  • Herman Potočnik: Problem vožnje po vesolju
  • smihael, 2008smihael, author ofthe text and presentationTHANKS FOR VIEWING!
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