April 12 is Cosmonauts' Day - the day when Russia celebrates accomplishments in space. The holiday is commemorated on April 12, because this is the day when in 1961, Yury Gagarin became the first human to fly into space. In 2011, the United Nations declared April 12 the International Day of Human Space flight.
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Comet 67P/C-G is a fragment of Jupiter's solid nucleus - Russian expert

The first data about the 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, obtained by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and its lander, Philae, confirm Russian researchers' doubts that Europeans will find evidence of leftover particles resulting from the creation of the Solar System on this comet, Russian researcher Yevgeny Dmitriyev told

Russian cosmonauts have full food stock, ready to share with U.S. colleagues

The delayed customs clearance of foods sent to U.S. crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) has no effect whatsoever on food supply to Russian cosmonauts, a source in the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medical and Biological Problems told Interfax-AVN. The institute provides medical assistance to Russian space travelers

Russian rocket puts UK satellites in interim orbit - agency

A Russian Soyuz-ST-B rocket that on Thursday took off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana has injected four O3b communications satellites belonging to British operator O3b Networks into an interim orbit, said a spokesman for the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

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