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…

3 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 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…

10 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…

10 years ago