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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates...

2013-03-21 10:01:23

Three new crew members are set to launch to the International Space Station on a six-hour flight to travel from the launch pad to their destination.

Russia May Lose Cosmodrome Lease
2012-12-10 19:26:25

Russia's lease with the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan may be suspended, according to several reports.

2012-12-10 17:06:07

NASA Television will provide live coverage of next week's launch and docking of the next crew members who will fly to the International Space Station.

2012-10-18 10:08:30

NASA Television will provide live coverage of next week's launch and docking of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station.

2012-07-08 09:32:38

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of prelaunch, launch and docking activities of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station.

2011-03-22 07:40:21

The Russian Federal Space Agency has adjusted the launch date for the next three residents of the International Space Station to Monday, April 4 (April 5 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan).


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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