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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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Robot-avatars on Earth and in space

Dzmitry Tsetserukou

Director of Intelligent Space Robotics Laboratory, Skoltech: “I hope that the first astronaut with robotic arms will be from Russia”

NASA wants to buy 6 places on Soyuz spacecraft

NASA has said in a statement it would like to buy another six places on four Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft to take American, European, Canadian and Japanese astronauts to the International Space Station in 2018 and bring them back to Earth

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

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