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Falcon 9 R fulfills the dream of a generation.

In the 1950′s, science-fiction portrayed rockets coming back form space to land upright at spaceports and deliver their payload. Kids were raised with the idea that going to space would one day be normal, ending by literally parking your spacecraft just as you stop the family car in the driveway. 212 more words


Justin and Katie Went to Yuri's Night

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every year on April 12 to commemorate the first manned space flight, accomplished by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Individual Yuri’s Night celebrations are held all over the world, from Peru to Israel, but there is no central organization in charge of planning these events, so every city’s celebration will look completely different. 2,093 more words


Cosmos And Valentina

Today is International Day of Human Space Flight. Yesterday, actually — I missed April 12th by 57 seconds.

This post was supposed to be brief and humorous, but came out quite different in the end. 474 more words


Russia wants permanent Moon base

Sunday, 13 April 2014
While the West is busy staging coups around the world, Moscow today set out plans to conquer and colonise space, including a permanent manned moon base. 525 more words



Cosmonauts Day

On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel in outer space. April 12 was declared Cosmonauts Day in Gagarin’s honor. 64 more words

Yuri's Night

On this day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first earthling to visit space. Well played Yuri. Well played.

Surreal Fragments

Yuri Gagarin, successfully orbited Earth, today in 1961

“Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!” ~ Yuri Gagarin