Parliament Hill schoolgirls team up with
While the likes of Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Yuri Gagarin are household names, their female counterparts are often only footnotes in the history of space travel.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 11:00 pm
Funky 'Gagarin' Tribute Song Whips
Two men walk into a room, put on space costumes and then dance like crazy, mixing hip-hop moves and air guitaring as the story of Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, is told in a funk-driven song created by the group Public Service Broadcasting.
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 9:35 pm
A Year in Orbit Starts in Kazakhstan
The great rituals of space travel play out on the Kazakh steppes
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 10:54 am
The Other Giant Leap: What Happened to the
Half a century ago, Russian legend Alexei Leonov took a perilous step into the void
Posted on 18 March 2015 | 3:09 am
Cultural ties should not be subject to
I hope the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, will take part in the opening. At the same time, we are continuing a dialogue with the new management of the British Council; specifically, we are negotiating the possibility of holding the Year of ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:20 pm
First woman in space
On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date.
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
'8 Days or Bust' +50: Gemini 5 Made History
But cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's embroidered doverepresenting her Vostok 6 mission had been designed and sewn to her inner suit without her prior knowledge. That the Gemini 5 crew had a mission patch was their own doing. On his Mercury flight ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 9:53 pm
Clark: Remembering the great Little League
I think I’m going to be sick. In world news, the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova returned to Earth earlier than expected when she couldn’t find a decent mall, and Duke of Mecklenburg Georg Alexander Michael Friedrich Wilhelm Albert Theodor ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 12:06 am
First women graduate from US Army Ranger
Many other remarkable pioneering women have taken on roles previously thought to be suitable only for men. External Link: Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space after orbiting ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 11:22 pm