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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 the history of spaceflight from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. According to a new infographic released by Portland Communications, Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the desert steppe of...

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...

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....

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...

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2011-08-04 08:10:00

Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday took a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare the outpost for upcoming renovations, after it ran into problems when they attempted to launch a mini-satellite in honor of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Television pictures showed Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev opening the hatch 20 minutes behind schedule at 1450 GMT. The men spent about 30 minutes tethering themselves in place before taking their first steps into...

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2011-04-13 15:55:25

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the country must preserve its pre-eminence in space. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Schools had special lessons dedicated to Gagarin, billboards carried his smiling face, and national television channels broadcast a flow of movies and documentaries about the flight. "We were the first to fly to space and have had a great number of achievements, and we mustn't lose our...

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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...

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2011-04-08 06:20:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia will boost its efforts to explore the solar system and seek a bigger share of the market for space launches in the next decade. Putin said while speaking ahead of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering space flight that Russia's plans go beyond transporting crews to the International Space Station. "Russia should not limit itself to the role of an international space ferryman. We need to increase our presence on the...

2011-04-07 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final countdown is on for the 2011 Yuri's Night celebration, to be held Sat., April 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fifty years ago on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in outer space. Twenty years later, April 12, 1981, marked the launch of the first U.S. space shuttle. Yuri's Night honors...

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...


Latest Yuri Gagarin Reference Libraries

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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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