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Russian Moon Landing

First Russian to land on Moon in 2031 -

NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to the American flag planted on the moon during the first moon landing.

from the Guardian

The first space walk – in pictures

The First Spacewalk On 18 March 1965, Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov became the first…


Tim Peake - inspiring as he did not qualify until later on in life and look how far hes got! Never give up on dreams

from WIRED

Inside the Soviets’ Secret Failed Moon Program


The Russian Dream to Land a Man on the Moon

Just to give you an idea of the relative size of the N-1 Saturn V and the Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket: On July 3, 1969, the biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurred when the Soviet N-1 rocket exploded and subsequently destroyed its launchpad. After four unsuccessful launch tries of the Soviet counterpart to the NASA Saturn V rocket the Russian Moon program was cancelled in May 1974.


ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed safely on 11 June 2015 in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft. They left the International Space Station at 10:20 GMT at the end of their six-month stay on the research complex.