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  • Russia celebrates 55 years of human spaceflight, envisions ambitious future space missions

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 12th, 2016

    Russia celebrated its annual Cosmonautics Day on Tuesday, April 12. The event took on special significance this year as it marked the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic trip into "silent sea". The celebrations provided Russian officials with a venue to lay out Russia's future long-term space exploration plans directed toward taking the lead in human space exploration efforts.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: This day in SpaceFlight History

    Jason RhianApril 9th, 2015

    This day, April 9, is a pivotal one in terms of human exploration of the Solar System – especially for manned spaceflight. On April 9, 1959, NASA announced the first group of astronauts that had been selected to conduct the space agency’s first crewed efforts to orbit. The Soviet Union proposed Vostok as a “space trainer”. […]