Category : History
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March 9, 2017

On March 09, 1934, Yuri Gagarin the legendary first-man-in-space was born in a small village of Smolensk region. On April 12, 1961, he performed the first space flight in the history of humankind proving that there is nothing impossible. His flight was a breakthrough, a step to the unknown that gave the strongest impulse to science and technology development.

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March 6, 2017

On March 6 the most important woman in the Universe Valentina Tereshkova celebrates her 80th Birthday.

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February 20, 2017

On February 20, 1986, 31 years ago the first module of Mir space station was orbited by Proton booster. It was a breakthrough for Soviet manned cosmonautics and orbital program and a milestone for world space exploration.

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January 12, 2017

On January 12, 1907, one of the greatest scientists, the founder of Soviet and Russian Cosmonautics Sergey Korolyov was born. This year we celebrate 110 years anniversary of Korolyov’s birthday.

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July 25, 2016

On July 25, 1984, Soviet woman-cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya performed her spacewalk spending 3 hours 35 minutes in the open space. She became the first woman performing EVA.

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August 19, 2015

On August 19, 1960 at 12.44.06, Moscow time, fifth space device Sputnik-5 with belka and Strelka dogs onboard was launched from Baikonur spaceport.

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June 17, 2015

On Monday, June 15, NASA astronaut Peggy Witson training program was presented to GCTC. Woman-astronaut will be passing trainings together with Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet as a part of ISS-50/51 mission crew going to the ISS in November 2016. Preflight training will end up by examination session and complex examination training.

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strelka-and-belka
August 20, 2014

On August 19, 1960 Sputnik-5 spacecraft with Belka and Strelka was inserted into the orbit. Apart from the dogs mice, insects, plants, fungi, seeds, bacteria and other biological objects were also onboard the spacecraft.

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spacewalk-leonov
March 18, 2014

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov donned a space suit and left the spacecraft while the other cosmonaut, Pavel Belyayev, remained inside. Leonov began his spacewalk 90 minutes into the mission at the end of the first orbit.

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iss-birthday
November 20, 2013

The International Space Station is a stronghold of the mankind on the orbit. It goes round the Earth 16 times a day at the height of about 400 km. The ISS is the largest flying object, designed by leading space countries.

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