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Cosmonaut Wins Lawsuit Against Space Training Facility
2013-10-04 12:38:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sergei Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut with over 199 days logged in space, won a $40,000 lawsuit against Russia's space training center. Volkov is head of cosmonauts at the Gagarin training center. The 40-year-old cosmonaut complained that he hadn't been given back pay and on Friday a court upheld his suit by ruling that the center should pay cosmonauts with military backgrounds for the spaceflights they have completed. The cosmonaut...

2013-02-23 23:01:24

Serotonin Studios' debut title “Yuri Nation” has gamers excited and anime fans confused when they discover the object of the game is to play as a dog and pee on things to grow territory. Serotonin Studios underestimated the use of the word “Yuri” by anime fans who were expecting something a little more sexual and instead got a pun on “urination,” with a protagonist named after Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) February 23, 2013...

2011-04-11 14:25:00

"The feeling of weightlessness was somewhat unfamiliar compared with Earth conditions.  Here, you feel as if you were hanging in a horizontal position in straps.  You feel as if you are suspending." Those words were written by Yuri Gagarin as he reminisced from the perspective of being in space in a post-flight report after his historical voyage. On April 12 in 1961, Russian pilot Gagarin became the first human to leave this blue planet and embark on a journey to make his name...

2011-04-07 08:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Rob Van Scheers & Gustavo Garcia On April 12 1961, 50 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space. Dutch publishing house Lebowski Publishers presents the beautiful graphic novel Gagarin - The greatest adventure of mankind on April 12 2011 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event. Cultural journalist Rob van Scheers of the Dutch magazine Elsevier wrote the script for Gagarin, based...

2010-12-21 00:01:52

Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise (Johns Hopkins University Press) is the culmination of more than a decade of research that began in graduate school. The study delves into the facets of Revere's life beyond the famous ride, finding in him a perfect exemplar of America's transformation from craft-based manufacturing to industrial-scale capitalism. Needham, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 Robert Martello, an associate professor of the history of...

2010-06-08 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor George Pataki, Chairman of Revere America, announced today that the organization has collected more than 125,000 signatures from Americans in all 50 states who want to repeal and replace ObamaCare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100414/DC86633) This milestone comes on the heels of a national poll conducted by Rasmussen that showed 63% of likely voters want to repeal the national health care law. Pataki said: "In just...

2010-05-26 14:34:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new poll by Rasmussen showing that 63% of likely voters want to repeal ObamaCare, the American people have an unparalleled opportunity to make their voices heard by signing Revere America's national petition to repeal and replace the government takeover of healthcare. The petition is available at www.revereamerica.org as part of Revere America's national petition drive to collect the names and signatures of at least one million Americans...

2010-04-15 17:01:00

-- Governor George Pataki Kicks off National Petition Drive to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare with Six State Swing -- WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Governor George Pataki (R-NY), Chairman of Revere America (www.revereamerica.org), announced today the first six stops of the new organization's grassroots tour and national petition drive to gather the signatures of one million Americans who want to repeal and replace ObamaCare with the responsible reforms our health...

2009-03-25 13:05:00

The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is planning to celebrate humanity's achievements in space as well the U.S. center's own 50th anniversary. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials say they will host a world space party on April 4 called Yuri's Night DC at the Goddard Visitor Center. Attendees will celebrate in a club atmosphere with a future-tech twist, officials said, adding Galactic attire is encouraged. Event goers must be at least 21 years old and a...

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2010-10-12 15:00:57

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. He was born Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin on March 9, 1934 in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk. His parents worked on a collective farm, and like millions of people in the Soviet Union, his family suffered during Nazi occupation in World War II. As a child, Gagarin became interested in space and planets and began to dream about his space tour. His teachers described him as...

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