Embraced the idea that travel into space already is not only for a few chosen, several private companies have long developing space tourism projects. And one of which they are betting that "race" is the Spanish zero2infinity. His project is called Bloon and aspires to lead to four tourists up to 36,000 meters of altitude, considered the edge of space in a helium balloon without generating any environmental impact.
In fact zero2infinuty is a company created in Barcelona in 2009 devoted to the development of technologies that will allow access to the space in an efficient way and with zero environmental impact on its flights. Your driver is the aeronautical engineer José Mariano López Urdiales who has experience at MIT, ESA and Boeing. And from April 2015, the Spanish astronaut, Miguel López Alegría is also involved in the company.
With Bloon will try to climb a capsule with six people, four tourists and two crew members, who will be elevated by a stratospheric balloon with helium (similar to that used Felix Baumgartner for her in his famous stratospheric jump), up to 36,000 meters of altitude. At that point, considered the edge of space, travelers will remain two to three hours at that point, enjoying the curvature of the Earth and the infinite black space, before descending to Earth with a guided parachute attached to the capsule. Planned ESA that the flight has a total duration of five hours.
In addition to the space tourism program, zero2infinity has launched another project, Bloostar, to nano orbit satellites and micro-satellites with a system that reduces costs and is much less polluting.
If there is something that does not deceive in this life are the numbers, and the Renault Mégane from birth are very explicit. It presents the 4th generation of a model that has made history in Spain, where he has led the market on 12 occasions in the past 20 years. The new Renault Mégane is an authentic "made in Spain", continuing the path begun in 1995 by the factory of Palencia, which already collects more than 4 million units manufactured in the different bodies of the successful saga.
But figures aside, we have had the opportunity to try it in Portugal, and with this radical change, these figures should keep or overcome. The softness of the driving and the rapid response of their engines, especially that of the GT model, have made us enjoy and keep us wanting more. This latest version, there are four driving modes that can respond to the expectations of the different drivers: Sport, neutral, comfort and personal. The passage of the "Comfort" mode to "Sport" mode is very notable. The throttle response is more radical, change the Sportiness and shorter feels with the first reduction. And something that was very surprised us in this sporty version is good suspensions, going fast and feeling broken, despite not be adjustable or manually, or automatically road.
All surrounded by a much more attractive design than its predecessors, leaving a path clear to the Sportiness and exclusivity. The first thing that draws our attention is the distinctive light signature on the front and rear, both day and night. It may be one of the more distinctive this Renault Mégane. At the front, the form of C is equipped with LED technology with 3D effect light guide. High versions available of lighthouses full LED with automatic function of changing lights long/short (LED Pure Visión technology). In the rear, type LED lights are permanently on and draw a horizontal firm that runs through virtually all of the rear part. It offers 3D - provided by the technology Edge Light effect.
"We see again the signature that characterises the identity of Renault in the form of C, but in new Megane we wanted something more dramatic and daring, in a very competitive segment. The luminous form leaves lighthouse and enters the bumper, framing our brand identity and stressing it with pride. It gives the car a sharp and dynamic look and helps visually widen the front of the vehicle."
"The rear signature is inspired by the Light Painting. From the ends up to the central diamond, the bright line runs along the rear of the vehicle and accentuates the perceived width of the car, providing a 3D light thanks to the technology effect Edge Light. The 'Edge' that we have developed is a pure and crystalline complex optical system that allows light to pass through it with great precision, depth and sharpness."
In terms of the range of engines, the new Renault Mégane possibilities covering a wide range of needs, from everyday use, to the sporty driving pleasure. Available three engines are gasoline, a 100 HP TCe a TCe 130 CV that can be combined with a manual transmission six-speed or a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic and the GT version, which develops 205 HP only with an automatic transmission's clutch double and seven ratios. For the diesel range, four engines are offered in the Megane. A dCi 90 HP, a dCi 110 HP, which can be automatic, a dCi 130 HP and the GT version with diesel 165 HP and automatic transmission.
There are many improvements that accompany the launch of the most important car of the French brand, technology and with a wide variety of features. To repeat the successes of the past, without a doubt, this is the way.