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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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Two Russians, one American arrive at ISS

A Soyuz spacecraft with two Russian cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday after a six-hour flight begun on Friday, a spokesman for the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said

Soyuz carrying Russian-U.S. crew lands in Kazakhstan

The Soyuz TMA-14M capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Alexander Smokutyayev and Yelena Serova, as well as U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore has successfully landed on the Kazakh steppe, an Interfax-AVN correspondent has reported from Russia's Mission Control Center outside of Moscow

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

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