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Manned space travel, from Gagarin to SpaceX

The anniversaries of the first manned flight in space by Yuri Gagarin and the start of the space shuttle this week come as commercial space travel takes off.

By Apr. 14, 2012

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Space leaders, crew mark Gagarin anniversary

On golden anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's trail-blazing flight, space station crew joins space leaders, cosmonauts, and astronauts to remember birth of manned space flight.

By Apr. 12, 2011

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Yuri Gagarin Google doodle celebrates 50 years of spaceflight

Today's Google doodle -- the company logo on Google's home page -- and a new documentary commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space.

By Apr. 12, 2011

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Winklevii buy Galactic tickets with bitcoin (because pioneers!)

No self-respecting entrepreneur of the future uses cash, checks, or barter -- especially when buying tickets to outer space.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Intricate watch commemorates first man in space

A tourbillon doesn't stay in one place, but "orbits" around the watch dial, which bears the names of places and cities Gagarin passed in his Vostok-1 spacecraft back in 1961.

By Apr. 12, 2011

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Celebrating 50 years since Yuri Gagarin's 'Let's Go!'

On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut became the first human to go into space. It took the Americans another year to put a man into orbit. Fifty years later, Gagarin's fame is as bright as ever, and he may be one of the few Soviets to retain his star power.

By Apr. 12, 2011

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Striking views of Earth captured in time-lapse video

Coinciding with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space, a videographer creates a recording that takes viewers on the International Space Station's tour of Earth.

By Apr. 16, 2012

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Russian cargo ship launched on station resupply mission

Kicking off a busy month in space, a Russian Progress supply ship blasts off, carrying 2.8 tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

By Apr. 20, 2012

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Google doodle celebrates Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men

Mr Google is celebrating Mr Men. The logo on the Google home page features assorted Mr Men and Little Miss characters to celebrate the birthday of Roger Hargreaves, their creator.

By May. 9, 2011

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Google doodle celebrates steam-engine pioneer and badass Richard Trevithick

Today's Google doodle celebrates a British inventor who played a major role in the industrial revolution, and who was also something of a steam-powered badass.

By Apr. 13, 2011