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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...

Subglacial Life Found In Ice Cores From Lake Vostok, Antarctica
2013-07-05 11:58:56

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.

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2011-04-11 14:25:00

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.

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2011-02-25 06:05:00

A historic Soviet space capsule will be going up for sale at Sotheby’s in New York with a pre-sale price tag that is estimated to be in the millions.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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