Author Archives: P Hodkinson

Sputnik Launced the Start of the Space Race

On this day of 4 October back in 1957, the first manmade object punched its way through Earth atmosphere. Many on the ground believed they could see the Sputnik satellite in the night sky. However, what they probably saw was … Continue reading

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8 more facts you probably didn’t know about Gagarin…

The senior curator of a Science Museum exhibition charting the Soviet scientific and technological ingenuity that kick-started the space age (‘Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age’, which ran until March 2016) reveals eight things you (probably) didn’t know about Yuri … Continue reading

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Gagarin Untold Story

Gagarin: Untold Story of First Man in Space (RT Documentary) The world’s first Cosmonaut; everyone knows his name, but few people ever knew the man. Some say Yuri Gagarin’s iconic first spaceflight was the product of immense good fortune. Others … Continue reading

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10 FACTS ABOUT YURI GAGARIN YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW

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Gagarin’s Flight map at Bonhams

Among a space theme at Bonhams New York office is a piece of Gagarin history. Fancy a punt? Lot 14 GAGARIN’S FLIGHT MAP Москва; Ленинграц. [Moscow; Leningrad]. US$ 800 – 1,200 £620 – 920 Space History 20 July, 13:00 EDT … Continue reading

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