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04.08.2022

Space weekend

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If you are interested in space or just want to have an exciting and educational weekend, an excursion to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center is a great choice! And so did our guests on this warm summer Sunday.

12.04.2022

World Cosmonautics Day!

On April 12 we celebrate World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day. On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin paved the way to space for the humanity starting a new era – the era of space exploration and discoveries.

30.03.2022

Secret Space

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For a long time Energia Rocket and Space Corporation Centre for Space technologies had been available for future engineers and rocket designers and space industry specialists.

17.09.2021

Space zero-g for earthlings and how to make it possible

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Remembering sunny summer days and summing up. We are glad that this summer we helped a team of sky conquerors to make their dream of space weightlessness come true.

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The 62th anniversary of Sputnik 1

That time began exactly 62 years ago on October 4, 1957 when Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union. It was the first human-made object to ever be successfully launched into space.

This basketball-sized sphere, made from aluminum alloy, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Southern Kazakhstan at 10:28pm (Moscow Time.) Sputnik spent just over three months in space before burning up in Earth’s atmosphere. In that time, it completed 1,440 orbits of the Earth and managed to achieve its five primary objectives.