Category : History
April 12, 2020

On the 12th of April 1961 an extraordinary event occurred that has changed the world – the first ever human spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin laid a foundation for the age of space exploration.

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March 9, 2020

86 years ago, on March 9, 1934, in the village of Klushino, Gzhatsky (now Gagarin) district of the Smolensk region, the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Gagarin was born - a special person not only for those who connected their lives with space, but also for all people in the world.

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March 6, 2020

On the 7th of March, 1960 the landmark event in the history of space exploration occurred – exactly on that date the first 12 people were enrolled in the cosmonaut squad.

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March 6, 2020

Valentina Tereshkova - the first woman-cosmonaut in the world, Hero of the Soviet Union, candidate of technical sciences, professor of the Air Force Engineering Academy, Major General of Aviation, celebrates her birthday today.

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January 11, 2020

On January 11, 1960, the Cosmonaut Training Center was formed in the Green (nowadays world famous Star) City. In the late 1960s, the Center was named after Yuri Gagarin in memory of the first cosmonaut of the planet.

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December 24, 2019

Our Dear Readers! On behalf of RussianSpaceNews.com let us wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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November 8, 2019

Today, on November 8, 2019, is a 15 years anniversary since the start of operation of the "Soyuz-2" launch vehicle of stage 1a.

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October 11, 2019

State Corporation "Roskosmos" regretfully reports, that on the 86th year of life, cosmonaut № 11, the first man in the world to go into open space, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Alexey Leonov, died.

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June 16, 2019

On June 16, 1963, the world's first female cosmonaut made a solo flight into space. Valentina Tereshkova performed her flight on the "Vostok-6" spacecraft. The first "Chayka" of the Soviet cosmonautics (Sergey Korolev invented this call sign) is still the only woman on our planet, who has made a solo space flight.

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May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 marks the 85th anniversary of the famous Soviet cosmonaut № 11, the first man in the world, who step into open space - Alexey Leonov. On March 18-19, 1965 together with cosmonaut Pavel Belyaev, Alexey Leonov made a legendary flight, during which he performed the first spacewalk in the history of cosmonautics with a duration of 12 minutes 9 seconds. From RussianSpaceNews.com team we also wish all the best to Alexey Leonov!

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