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Kennedy was not interested in space travel


September 13th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former US president John F. Kennedy was initially very hesitant about space travel, and could not be convinced that all rockets were not a waste of ... Read more...

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First woman in space turns 75


March 6th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS) Valentina Tereshkova who became the world's first woman to go into space after her flight in June 1963 turned 75 Tuesday.Tereshkova told Xinhua on the eve ... Read more...

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US marks 50 years since putting first American in orbit


February 21st, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Fifty years ago, Marine Corps officer John Glenn, wearing a flight suit and helmet similar to those he had worn as a fighter pilot, climbed inside ... Read more...

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Russia launches cosmonaut recruitment drive


January 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) Russia, which sent into space the first artificial satellite, the first man and the first woman, has now launched a competition to select new cosmonauts.State space ... Read more...

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Soviet space capsule sells for $2.9 mn


April 13th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) A Soviet space capsule that orbited the Earth 50 years ago sold for about $2.9 million at Sotheby's in New York. The spherical Vostok 3KA-2 Space ... Read more...

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Gagarin event ends with fireworks display in Moscow


April 13th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Yury Gagarin's 108-minute journey into space concluded Tuesday evening in Moscow with coordinated fireworks display across the capital.The ... Read more...

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World should unite to send manned flight to Mars: Cosmonaut


April 12th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world should cooperate to send the first manned space flight to Mars, a former Russian cosmonaut said at an event in Mexico held ... Read more...

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Russia dreams of conquering other planets: Medvedev


April 12th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hailing Yuri Gagarin's flight into space 50 years ago as a "symbolic" and "revolutionary" event, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said his country still dreams about ... Read more...

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Yuri Gagarin ‘was worried about sausages before space trip’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): It has emerged that when Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin was embarking on his pioneering voyage into space 50 years ago, he made sure he had enough sausage to ... Read more...

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New crew head for space from same launch pad used by Yuri Gagarin


April 5th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A week before the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, three astronauts headed for the International Space Station from Russia's launch pad in Kazakhstan at 6:18 p.m. ... Read more...

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Soviet Union lied about Gagarin space mission: Book


April 1st, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Officials of the erstwhile Soviet Union "lied" about the success of the historic flight into space that carried Yuri Gagarin by covering up the fact that ... Read more...

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‘Soviet officials lied about Yuri Gagarin’s historic space mission in bid for world record title’


March 31st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 31 (ANI): A new book has claimed that Soviet officials had lied about the success of Yuri Gagarin's historic 1961 flight into space, and covered up the fact that he ... Read more...

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Who’s Who of world signed on his pictures (With Image)


March 5th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) The first man in space, several US presidents, all Indian presidents and 216 heads of state -- a retired engineer has preserved a virtual slice ... Read more...

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Mystery behind Yuri Gagarin’s death solved?


January 8th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): The death of Yuri Gagarin, world's first man in the space, was an outcome of the panicked reaction after learning that an air vent in his cockpit was ... Read more...

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5 little-known facts about the Moon landing


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): In a new report, National Geographic News has outlined 5 little-known facts about the Moon landing.So, 40 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, here are some ... Read more...

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When monkeys flew: 50 years since forgotten space pioneers


May 27th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Charlotte Horn Washington, May 27 (DPA) Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong are names printed in bold in the history books. But two smaller, unknown space pioneers who helped make their advances possible ... Read more...

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I’ve been made the next Amrish Puri: Yuri


July 23rd, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) After playing ruthless Mughal general Bairam Khan in "Jodhaa Akbar" and with roles of a terrorist and a strict military officer in hand, Yuri says ... Read more...

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Stalin, Tsar Nicholas II in battle for title of greatest Russian


July 17th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Soviet tyrant Josef Stalin and World War II leader is battling the countrys last monarch Tsar Nicholas II for the title of greatest Russia. Both are in the ... Read more...

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Russia to build new cosmodrome on its own soil by 2015


November 24th, 2007 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov.24 (ANI): Russia will build a new cosmodrome on its own territory capable of handling human space flight, Russian media reports said. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that clears ... Read more...

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