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Russian billionaire patiently listens for alien sounds

Yuri Milner, who backed Facebook and Twitter, says his search for extraterrestrial life is in "listening mode."

By October 7, 2015


First Hasselblad camera used in space can be yours

A Hasselblad camera and Zeiss lens that captured extraordinary images of Earth back in 1962 await bidding by space fans.

By October 30, 2014


Incredible vintage Soviet space gear headed for auction

An auction on September 13 will see the sale of 104 pieces of memorabilia from the Soviet space program, including a cognac bottle signed by Yuri Gagarin.

By September 8, 2014


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 April 14, 2012


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 March 5, 2014


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


Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight (photos)

On April 12, 1961, an unknown Soviet flight major became the first man into space. The rest is history.

10 Images By April 12, 2011


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


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


Three-man Soyuz crew blasts off for space station

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a crew of three rocketed into orbit today, kicking off a two-day rendezvous with the International Space Station. The mission will boost the lab's crew back to six.

By October 23, 2012