Space Race – The US Strikes Back!

Space Race – the US Strikes Back!It’s that time again… 50 years since the USA had their golden moment, landing the first humans on the moon. Prior to that, they had not had it all their own way and their … Continue reading

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SpaceX dummy run in Space

I can’t believe it was now 8 years ago since we celebrated 50 years of Yuri Gagarin‘s first manned space flight with our graphic novel Yuri’s Day. I’m fully tuned as Yuri’s famous flight was in my birth year. 8 … Continue reading

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10 FACTS ABOUT YURI GAGARIN YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW

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Voskhod 1 decent module

The three cosmonauts’ couches inside Voskhod were only fitted with difficulty, making the crew crane their necks to see the instrument panels. With no space for a means of escape to be fitted, a retrorocket slowed the spacecraft as it … Continue reading

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Pushing the boundaries

The ultimate goal of the Space Age was to see a man in a rocket, but a barrage of new technologies paved the way. Russia’s pioneering space sector, led by Chief Designer Sergei Korolev, followed the success of Sputnik 1 … Continue reading

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