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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...

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2011-04-13 14:05:23

A spokesman for a New York City auction house said that a 1961 Soviet space capsule that carried a cosmonaut mannequin and a live dog into space was sold at Sotheby's on Tuesday for almost $3 million/

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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
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.