Laying the groundwork for Gagarin: The USSR’s space research pioneers
How the preparation work for the first manned space flight was conducted
Fifty years ago on April 12, with a rousing cry of “ Poekhali!” ( “Let’s Go!”), cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin raced skywards to become the first human in space.
Launching in Vostok 1 from Kazakhstan at 9.06am that sunny day in 1961, the 27-year-old carpenter’s son circled the Earth once on a 108-minute space flight, before parachuting safely to ground in the Saratov region of the USSR.
On the eve of the Day of Astronautics, we recall the Soyuz TMA-12M lifting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome
The first man in space would have turned 80 on March 9
On the eve of the “Yuri Gagarin: First in Space” film’s release, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov said that the truth about the death of the first Soviet cosmonaut had been declassified
Pavel Parkhomenko’s new film, “Gagarin: First in Space,” went out on general release in Russia on June 7. Izvestia talks to 27-year-old actor Yarslav Zhalnin, who plays the part of the legendary cosmonaut
ISS crew members participated in a welcome ceremony with family members and mission officials gathered at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City near Moscow.
Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space, when his "Vostok" spaceship completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. After his epic journey the sky was open to the human race
A monument to the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, will be moved to the premises of the Royal Observatory Greenwich and unveiled on Thursday, the British Council told Interfax
Today, the provocative label of “dead town” smothers a thousand human tales of departure, relocation, and long waits in the hopes of a flat in a new city. Yet, not all residents of these nearly uninhabited places have the desire to leave
A bronze statue of Yuri Gagarin is unveiled in the same city as NASA’s Mission Control thanks to a donation from Russian sponsors
Each week, Voice of Russia hosts Red Line. This week, events in Ivory Coast, the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight, and a new president for Kosovo.
On the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight, we celebrate Soviet and Russian contributions to understanding the cosmos
A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station
The UK will honor the first man in space this summer
Russia has high hopes for a mission to Mars and a Moon base as it celebrates the flight 50 years ago that changed the world
While it boasts a futuristic array of space training equipment, entering the complex is like travelling back in time
Briton Helen Sharman helped blaze a trail for amateur space travellers when she responded to an advert for astronauts in 1989
On March 9, 2011, the world's first cosmonaut would have turned 77
On Cosmonauts Day, one of the first proponents of space tourism hopes more people can experience the "final frontier."