Category : History
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November 20, 2018

In 2018, it is 20th anniversary of the most significant international space projects, the largest manned artificial satellite of the Earth - the International Space Station (ISS). On November 2, 2000, the International Space Station began its work in the manned mode. The crew of the ISS-1 consisted of Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko, Sergey Krikalev and American astronaut William Shepherd. Today, the ISS is the largest international project, piloted orbital station, used as a multipurpose space research complex. Space agencies ROSCOSMOS (Russia), NASA (USA), JAXA (Japan), CSA (Canada), ESA (European countries) are participating in this global project.

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November 15, 2018

On November 15, 1988, 30 years ago, the Soviet spaceship "Buran" made its triumphal unmanned flight. This event was the crown of the most complex and most expensive program of the Soviet space program, which began in the mid-1970s as a response to the development of American space shuttles. The whole country worked on the "Energia-Buran" system - during its creation, the efforts of hundreds of design bureaus, factories, research organizations, military builders, and operational parts of space forces were combined. Prior to "Buran", the Soviet space history knew nothing of the kind

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October 26, 2018

50 years ago, on October 26, 1968, cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoi successfully launched a spacecraft "Soyuz" into orbit, opening the way for new generation ships to space. The beginning of the history of the “Soyuz” was not triumphant - three unmanned launches were unsuccessful It was an experimental flight, the cosmonaut Beregovoi had to work out the docking, however, the program could not be fully completed. But the main thing - the launch and landing of the new ship were successful!

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October 24, 2018

October 24 is considered to be the black day in the history of Russian space exploration. On this date within three years period Russian cosmonautics faced two terrible accidents with heavy losses. Since then no launches are planned for this date and more over no serious maintenance operations are accomplished. October 24 is also considered to be as fallen rocket specialists memorial day.

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September 17, 2018

On September 17, 1857, in the village of Izhevsk Ryazan region was born an outstanding Russian scientist, researcher and inventor Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. One of the greatest technical and scientific achievements is the creation of technologies to conquer the space. His ideas of the "space train," the theory of jet propulsion and rocket dynamics, a description of the fundamental designs of rocket engines, mathematical justifications and calculations formed the basis of knowledge and technology, that allowed humanity to enter the Earth's orbit.

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September 3, 2018

September 2, 2018 marks the 110th birthday of academician Valentin Glushko, a Soviet engineer, scientist, one of the pioneers of rocket and space technology, the founder of the Soviet liquid-propellant rocket engine. As the general designer of “NPO Energia” and chairman of the Board of Chief designers, in 1974-1989, Valentin Glushko carried out a general management of the works of numerous enterprises and organizations on key projects of Soviet manned space flights.

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July 24, 2018

On July 25, 1984 Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman of the Earth, who made an exit into the open space. Svetlana Savitskaya also became the first woman to make two space flights. This spacewalk of Svetlana Savitskaya has become a historic one for cosmonautics, continuing a whole series of human victories over outer space.

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June 18, 2018

On June 17, 2018 at 00:46 (Moscow time) from the State Test Cosmodrome “Plesetsk” military crew of the Russian Space Forces launched a space rocket , that include a “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle, the “Fregat” booster block and “Glonass-M” Russian navigation spacecraft. The launch was conducted under the general supervision of the commander of the Space Forces, the deputy commander-in-chief of the Air and Space Forces, Colonel- General Alexander Golovko. The launch of the launch vehicle and the launch of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit were held in the regular mode.

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June 13, 2018

In June 2018, it will be the 55 years anniversary of the flight of the world's first female cosmonaut. It was performed on June 16, 1963, and this achievement belongs to Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Hero of the Soviet Union, candidate of technical sciences, professor of the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Major-General of Aviation.

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June 3, 2018

On June 3, 2018, the members of the crew of the "Soyuz MS-07" spacecraft and the expeditions ISS-54/55 returned safely to Earth. The descent vehicle with the Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai landed in the Kazakhstan at 15:39:42 Moscow time.

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