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For more than 45 years, the death of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to cross the Earth’s threshold and venture into space, has been shrouded in secrecy.
On July 17, 1975, American astronauts and Soviet Union cosmonauts rendezvoused and docked in space, starting a new era of international cooperation and partnership.
US astronauts reunited with Soviet cosmonauts on Wednesday to mark the 35th anniversary of their "handshake in space" in 1975 at the height of the Cold War.
Most of us take it for granted today that American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts live and work together in Earth orbit.
Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, marked his 75 birthday Saturday with a telegram from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
By STEPHEN WHITE THREE Chinese astronauts returned home as heroes yesterday after a 68-hour journey that saw their country's first space walk. Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng made a dusk parachute landing in their capsule in China's Inner Mongolia region.
Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 25 September, Interfax-AVN: Russia must think about stepping up its cooperation in space with China, according to Andrey Ionin, a corresponding member of the Tsiolkovskiy Russian Academy of Space Exploration.
Veteran U.S. and Russian space pilots recalled the historic 1975 Apollo-Soyuz space mission Tuesday, sharing memories about the landmark docking that helped ease tensions between the two superpowers in the midst of the Cold War.
For more than a decade, American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts have been regularly living and working together in Earth orbit, first in the Shuttle-Mir program, and now on the International Space Station.
Pavel Belyayev was a cosmonaut who flew on the historic Voskhod 2 mission. He was born Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev on June 26, 1925 in Chelizshevo, USSR. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in Sarapul in 1944, and also from the Military Fighter Pilot School Yeis a year later. Belyayev was active in the Soviet Air force and Navy for over fifteen years before he was selected for the space program in 1960. He was originally scheduled to fly the Vostok 8 mission into Earth's Van Allen radiation...
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