Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
by AJ Plunkett
In honor of the upcoming 55th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, RSC Energia recently donated a full-scale mockup of a Soyuz TMA manned spacecraft to the Museum of the Baikonur. The museum is located at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Kazakhnstan, site of the historic launch of Sputnik on Oct. 4, 1957, as well as cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s venture into history as the first human in space almost four years later. Read more.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
February 20, 1962, was a day that changed a nation and fanned the flames of the international space race. If you haven’t heard, this past Monday marked the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s monumental trip around the globe — three orbits around Earth that inspired a generation of would-be space travellers.
But that’s not all. As it turns out, astronauts have been all over the headlines this week. This time, in the name of education. Read more.