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Alexei Leonov: First man to walk in space launches new Science Museum exhibition devoted to Russia's space programme - Europe - World - The Independent 28 May 2015

The new Russian space exhibition hoped to become 'Science Museum’s Tutankhamun’

The first man to walk in space has launched a landmark Science Museum exhibition devoted to Russia’s pioneering space programme - by expressing surprise that his country had agreed to hand over the exhibits.

Judith Resnick - April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and had a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor. She was born and raised in Akron…

Judith Resnick - April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and had a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor. She was born and raised in Akron…

Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics • Inspired Magazine

Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics

See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth for 108 minutes to usher in the age of human spaceflight

People Celebrating The Succes Of The Mission Voskhod Ii In Moscow On The Sixties. March, 18, 1965.

People Celebrating The Succes Of The Mission Voskhod Ii In Moscow On The Sixties. March, 18, 1965.

Great Women You Should Know ... Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut and fifth youngest person in space

Great Women You Should Know . Helen Sharman OBE FRSC(Fellow of Royal Society of Chemists) , the first British astronaut and fifth youngest person in space. She spent 21 hrs in Space Station Mir

Cover boys  -Fifty years ago, America's astronauts were celebrities. The cover of Life magazine's issue for March 3, 1961, featured Mercury astronauts John Glenn, Gus Grissom and Alan Shepard.

Cover of LIFE magazine dated w. logo & group portrait of Mercury astronauts John Glenn, Gus Grissom & Alan Shepard;

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov in 1965

Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov in 1965 Photograph: Associated Press

Apollo 9

Apollo 9 crew James A. McDivitt (CMDR), David R. Scott (CMP) and Russell L. Apollo 9 launched 45 years ago today on the first flight of all Apollo hardware in Earth orbit.

Pavel I. Belyayev  On March 18, 1965, he made history when as comander of Voskhod 2, his co-pilot Cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov while in orbit, stepped from the vehicle and performed mankind's first "walk in space".

Pavel I. Belyayev On March he made history when as comander of Voskhod his co-pilot Cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov while in orbit, stepped from the vehicle and performed mankind's first "walk in space".

Graphic by Karl Tate/Space.com. It was 50 years ago when people first flew in space. Here’s an infographic that shows you the spacecraft humans have flown to reach that great void over the past half-century.

50 Years In Space: Was It Worth It? [INFOGRAPHIC & POLL]

Take a look at the crewed spaceships that have launched astronauts and cosmonauts into space during the first 50 years of human spaceflight .

1967-04-24 Vladimir Komorov cosmonaut of Soyuz 1 - Gave his life pushing the envelope

April FIRST HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT FATALITY - Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is killed when his Soyuz 1 spacecraft smashed into the Earth after his parachutes failed to deploy properly during re-entry; he was the first human spaceflight fatality.

The First Spacewalk On 18 March 1965, Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity (EVA), exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov http://space.io9.com/50-years-ago-the-first-spacewalk-nearly-ended-in-trage-1692303108

The first space walk – in pictures

Leonov’s spacesuit became more inflated that expected in the vacuum of space, forcing him to loosen a valve to allow some of the pressure to escape so that he could re-enter the airlock.

Back from the Moon, Apollo Astronauts Had to Go Through Customs - A copy of the US Customs form filled out by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins after their return to Earth on July 24, 1969.

NASA’s Customs declaration form for “Moon rock and Moon dust samples” signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins

Daily Sanctuary - Space chimp lived - Ham the Chimp, also known as Ham the Astrochimp, was the first Hominidae to take a space flight. He was named after the Holloman Aerospace Medical Center in New Mexico. He was launched from Cape Canaveral on January 31, 1961 and returned to Earth unharmed except for a bruised nose.

Space chimp is so very very happy about the headlines. weirdvintage: “ A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961 (via) ”

La llegada de Alexei Leonov a la Luna.

Soviet Moon rocket : " The Soviet Saturn 5 " animation by Nick Stevens HD

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