We are naturally fascinated by space. Why?
Because it’s about exploring the unknown, something that we, as humans, have in common. Mankind has dreamed about spaceflight since antiquity but only in the mid-20th century did the first man take off from planet Earth to explore the space.
And that man was: Yuri Gagarin.
If you are wondering what prevented earlier missions from reaching orbit, the answer can be summed up in 1 word: speed. In order to escape Earth’s gravitational pull, a ship needs to hit 17,500 mph, or about 5 miles per second. Before the Vostok 1 mission, no rocket was powerful enough to get a vessel going that fast.
Discover here a brief history of space travel.
We, at SkillValue, are passionate about outer space and coding. Trust us, we don’t miss any space exploration event. This month we celebrate Yuri Gagarin, whose birthday was on the 12th of April, in the only way we know best: by organizing more interesting coding competitions.
Fly your spaceship challenge dares you to calculate in how many days your speed monitor will display 17,500 mph and not only. We assure you that the SkillValue spaceship is especially equipped to reach the necessary velocity.
Java, C#, PHP, C, C++, Ruby and Python.
THE PRIZE? An ICE Portable Wireless Floating Bluetooth Speaker, which will remind you every day how beautiful science is.