Sergei Krikalev : THE TIME TRAVELLER

Russian cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, the world’s most experienced space and time traveller born on August 27, 1958 ,spent a total of 803 days, 9 hours, and 39 minutes in space. He is one of the prolific astronauts we’ve got in our world who has done the time travel. He joined Space Corporation Energia as the vice president after his retirement from spaceflight in 2007.

Beginning

Sergei Krikalev was born in Leningrad, Russia. Since he was a little boy, the Russian showed interest in air sports. After he graduated from secondary school in 1975, his choice was either to become a military pilot and study engineering on the side or to study engineering and learn all he could about flying.

Young Krikalev chose the second option, to study engineering and to join an Aero Club. He competed in aerobatic competitions, winning a national championship and a place on the Soviet national team. In 1981, He was a mechanical engineer from  Leningrad Mechanical Institute.  He also tried out space flight equipment, evolved space operations methods after joining

In 1981, he was a mechanical engineer from  Leningrad Mechanical Institute.  He also tried out space flight equipment, evolved space operations methods after joining NPO Energia (Russian industrial organisation) just after his graduation in 1981.

time traveller Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev

Suiting Up for Launch

He was selected as a cosmonaut in 1985 after his few developments on docking procedure with uncontrolled stations. In 1988, he was trained for the long lasting flights on the Mir Space Station (which operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001).

Time Travel

Is Time Travel possible? Fuelled by Hollywood and overly active imaginations, there’s more than a few of us that either believe or want to believe that one day we could travel through time. In fact, many people say there’s a peak of photographic evidence to prove the existence of Time Travellers.

The Hipster in 1940s

The Hipster in 1940s with his modern tech camera.

Thanks to time dilation and Einstein’s theory of relativity, we know that time travel can and actually does happen. Einstein’s theory of special relativity says that time slows down or speeds up depending on how fast you move relative to something else. Approaching the speed of light, a person inside a spaceship would age much slower than his twin at home. Also, under Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity can bend time.

As a proof, Sergei Krikalev has travelled in space – the most of any human with a total time spent in orbit of 803 days 9 hours and 39 minutes at the speed of about 7.7 km/s, he has actually time-traveled into his own future by 0.02 seconds due to time dilation. On October 2005, he became the Absolute Record Holder in Accumulated Space Flight Time.

It is proved Dilation is a real outcome and also has been demonstrated in experiments conducted first by flying highly accurate atomic clocks around the world on jet aircraft. Also, this effect has been proven by GPS satellites which have to be reprogrammed daily to counter the effect of time dilation as they orbit Earth at about 14,000 km/h (9,000 mph) which cuts several microseconds off

It is proved Dilation is a real outcome and also has been demonstrated in experiments conducted first by flying highly accurate atomic clocks around the world on jet aircraft. Also, this effect has been proven by GPS satellites which have to be reprogrammed daily to counter the effect of time dilation as they orbit Earth at about 14,000 km/h (9,000 mph) which cuts several microseconds off their clocks daily, relative to the clocks on Earth.

According to Krikalev, the effects would be greater if one could get the ISS to orbit Earth at near the speed of light (approximately 300,000 km/s), instead of the actual speed of about 7.7 km/s.

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, the faster a rocket moves, the more time slows down inside the rocket.  This makes time travel to the future possible, something that has been experimentally verified millions of times.

If an astronaut travelled near the speed of light, the four years of Earth would be equal to one minute for him. Moving physically through time more noticeably would require travel at 99.995% the speed of light, so 20 milliseconds probably seems pretty tame, but we’ll take it!

Krikalev solving some issues in mean time

Krikalev solving some issues in Outer Space.

MISSIONS

  • Soyuz TM-7 which was launched on November 26, 1988
  • Soyuz TM-12 which was launched on May 19, 1991
  • STS-60 Space Shuttle Discovery which was launched onFebruary 3, 1994
  • STS-88 Space Shuttle Endeavour which was launched on December 4, 1998
  • ISS Expedition 1 which was launched on October 31, 2000
  • ISS Expedition 11 which was launched on April 14, 2005

AWARDS

Krikalev was one of five cosmonauts selected to raise the Russian flag at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

WAYS TO TIME TRAVEL

  • SPEED OF LIGHT
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Speed Of Light

During a faster-than-light travel, you would first experience time going slower around. If some astronauts made a round trip to the closest star system near the speed of light, 8 years would pass on Earth but the trip would only last 8 minutes and someone watching them coming back at that much speed from Earth would see them arriving in slow motion.

It would need an infinite amount of energy to reach the speed of light but recent studies have revealed a particle Tachyon that has breached the holy laws of relativity as this particle have a mind-boggling characteristic of imaginary mass, meaning that they actually speed up as they lose energy.

  • BLACK HOLESBlack Hole

Described by Stephen Hawking as natural time machines, black holes could only be used to travel into the future. The idea would not be to go inside the Black Hole but rather to orbit around them as because of

The idea would not be to go inside the Black Hole but rather to orbit around them as because of their denseness. They are so dense that they are not only distorting space around them but also time itself (slowing it down more than anything else in the Universe). As a matter of fact, if a spaceship was orbiting a black hole while another was floating in space a bit further, the crew in orbit to the black hole would age half less than those on board on the other floating ship.

  • ROTATING UNIVERSE
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Rotating Universe

In 1949, Einstein’s friend and confrere, Kurt Godel one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the 2oth century introduced a new solution to Einstein’s equations that allowed for time travel. Godel found that if the Universe itself was rotating and if a spaceship travelled around it fast enough, it would go back in time, and arrives before it left.

  • WORMHOLES
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Time Travel through Wormhole

Predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, wormholes are tunnels in the Universe. These theoretical passages are not only creating shortcuts through space but also through time. Scientists have already started to think about spaceships that would be able to generate wormholes but the issue would certainly be the obvious risks of a random trip through space and time which could very well lead the crew to a lost cosmic paradise.

  • COSMIC STRINGS
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Cosmic Strings

Cosmic Strings are hypothetical defects in the fabric of space-time left over from the birth of the Universe. These odd structures are one-dimensional meaning they have length but no height nor width. Compared to imperfections within crystals, the two strings side by side would be so dense that they would have a dramatic impact on surrounding space-time, allowing spaceship spinning around them to emerge anywhere, anytime!

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