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NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of First American Woman In Space: Sally Ride
2013-06-19 08:56:24

[WATCH VIDEO: Sally Ride Anniversary] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly into space after securing a spot aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7 on June 18, 1983. Her goals captured the attention of the nation, inspiring women everywhere to break barriers. Ride was one of three specialists on STS-7 and was instrumental in helping the crew deploy communication satellites, conduct experiments and make use of...

Cause Of Yuri Gagarin Death Finally Revealed By Fellow Cosmonaut
2013-06-18 09:17:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. But now, details of his 1968 death have been released by none other than the first man to walk in space, Aleksey Leonov. Gagarin, who became the first man to travel into space on April 12, 1961, was killed when his MiG-15 aircraft crashed on March 27, 1968....

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2012-06-13 10:07:16

John Neumann for redOrbit.com China is readying a spaceflight that will feature the country´s first female in orbit, writes Tania Branigan for The Guardian. The decision will be decided soon as to which of two candidates will be allowed into orbit. The first of the two candidates is Major Liu Yang, from Henan. Hailed as a “hero pilot”, who achieved notoriety after a successful emergency aircraft landing in which a dramatic bird strike incident spattered the windshield...

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2009-07-09 08:50:00

China is planning to send its first woman into space as early as 2012, the state media announced on Thursday. Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, joined the program in 2003 and is now responsible for finding new recruits for their space program. "I believe Chinese women will soon be seen in space," said Yang during a webchat. Sui Guosheng, a recruitment officer with the Chinese Air Force, said the female astronaut is expected to go into space in 2012. The potential female astronauts would...


Latest Valentina Tereshkova Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Astronaut -- An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. The early astronauts had all previously been test pilots, but later astronauts have included scientists and physicians, journalists, and politicians. As far as is possible, all conditions to be encountered in space are simulated in ground training. Astronauts are trained to function effectively in cramped quarters while wearing restrictive spacesuits; they are accelerated in giant...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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