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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 April 12, 2011

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Internet's taxing times (week in review)

A senior senator is readying legislation to end tax-free Internet shopping, and Cisco kills the Flip. Also: Apple announces Final Cut Pro X.

By April 15, 2011

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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 April 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 April 12, 2011

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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 April 12, 2011

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Roundup: Apple iOS device accessories on Kickstarter

Recent successful funding efforts from many independent designers, including Dan Provost and Tom Gerhardt's iPhone 4 accessory The Glif, have inspired many new projects seeking to cash in on Apple's vastly popular accessory market via crowd-source funding Web site Kickstarter.

By March 29, 2011

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Soyuz spacecraft delivers trio to space station

After a two-day orbital chase, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks with the International Space Station, bringing three fresh crew members to the lab complex and boosting the staff back to six.

By December 17, 2010

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Docking system malfunction delays Soyuz crew return

Russian engineers troubleshoot a docking system malfunction that prevented the departure and return to Earth of a Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew members hoping to wind up a six-month stay in space.

By September 23, 2010

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When Moscow stands in for Mars

We're still decades away from a manned mission to the Red Planet, but researchers in Russia want to make sure we're ready for the claustrophobic voyage.

By August 20, 2010

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Soyuz rocket blasts off on two-day flight to station

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran cosmonaut and two NASA astronauts thunder into orbit and set off after the International Space Station to boost the lab's crew back to six.

By June 15, 2010