soviet space program

Spot Failed Soviet Venus Probe Kosmos 482 in Earth Orbit

A ghost from the old Soviet space program may return to Earth in the coming years. Mimicking a campy episode…

5 years ago

Who Was The First Woman To Go Into Space?

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space, blazing a trail for all the female astronauts and cosmonauts…

7 years ago

What is the Mars Curse?

If you’re going to send a spacecraft to Mars, you’ve got to know that place has an insatiable hunger for…

7 years ago

What Were the First Lunar Landings?

Before the historic Apollo-11 mission sent the first astronauts to the Moon, several robotic missions were mounted to the lunar…

7 years ago

How Many Dogs Have Been to Space?

During the early Space Race, both the American and Soviet space programs conducted tests flights using animals. In the Soviet's…

7 years ago

Time for Earth to bid China’s Yutu Moon Rover Farewell ?

Farewell Yutu - artistic impression of Earthrise over Yutu at lunar landing site. This composite timelapse photomosaic combines farewell view…

10 years ago

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova; 1st Woman in Space 50 Years Ago! Ready for Mars

50 Years ago today, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova made history and became the first woman ever fly in space, when…

11 years ago

Opportunity Mars Rover Blazes Past 40 Year Old Space Driving Record

Now more than 9 years and counting into her planned mere 90 day mission to Mars, NASA’s legendary Opportunity rover…

11 years ago

Stirring Video Tributes to Yuri Gagarin

http://youtu.be/fuxeRNtN160?hd=1 Today, April 12, is the 50th Anniversary of Earth’s first manned spaceflight by Hero Cosmonaut , Yuri Gagarin of…

13 years ago

Yuri Gagarin and Vostok 1 Photo Album – 50th Anniversary of Human Spaceflight

[/caption] 50 Years ago on April 12,1961 the era of Human spaceflight opened with a roar to the heavens above…

13 years ago