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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...
Lake Vostok, the largest of some 400 subglacial lakes scattering Antarctica’s frozen world, has been the subject of research for at least the past 15 years. Lying more than 2 miles below the surface, the lake was first drilled in 1998 by a team of Russian, French and American scientists.
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 legendary throughout history books.
A historic Soviet space capsule will be going up for sale at Sothebyâ€™s in New York with a pre-sale price tag that is estimated to be in the millions.
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