18NOV 2018
First Russian astronaut

First Russian astronaut

Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to fly in space, as seen in 1968 before his death in a jet crash. Credit: RSC Energia The circumstances surrounding the death of the first man in space Yuri Gagarin, who was killed in a 1968 jet crash, have long been clouded in theories and rumors. Now, the first man to walk in space says he can reveal what really happened to his friend…

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13NOV 2018
Astronauts Costumes

Astronauts Costumes

Children and adults alike stare up at the sky and wonder what else — or who else — is out there. Are we really the only form of life in the galaxy? We may never know the answers, but we do know that space, aliens, and astronauts can dress you for the dream intergalactic travel of a lifetime! You may not actually have a spaceship, but you ll look ready to be captain of your ship…

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08NOV 2018
Astronaut moon walk

Astronaut moon walk

Edgar Mitchell, seen here prior to his launch on NASA s Apollo 14 mission in 1971, died on Feb. 5, 2016 at age 85. Credit: NASA Edgar Mitchell, who 45 years ago became the sixth man to walk on the moon, died on Thursday (Feb. 4), the day before the anniversary of his lunar landing. He was 85. He was a hero in the classical sense,Karlyn Mitchell, the astronaut s oldest daughter…

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03NOV 2018
Jack Schmitt astronaut

Jack Schmitt astronaut

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples during an Apollo 17 moonwalk in December 1972. Credit: NASA SAN FRANCISCO — The last manned mission to the moon launched 40 years ago today, but astronaut Harrison Schmitt remembers it like it was yesterday. NASA s Apollo 17 mission blasted off in the early hours of Dec. 7, 1972, carrying Schmitt, Gene Cernan and Ron Evans toward…

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29OCT 2018
Jim Lovell Astronaut

Jim Lovell Astronaut

On the anniversary of the crew s safe return to Earth, LIFE.com commemorates the Apollo 13 mission with a series of photos - made in the very midst of the crisis - of James Lovell s family at home. The story of NASA’s Apollo 13 mission has been told so well, so many times, across so many types of media, that there’s little point in rehashing the details here. From Ron Howard’s rousing…

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24OCT 2018
Hot astronauts

Hot astronauts

Can you believe that humans have been to space?! It s really pretty amazing when you stop for a second and consider it. Both men and women have been to space, but on this list of hot astronauts, you ll only find space traveling male hotties who worked for NASA. These sexy astronauts are the dudes who maybe went to the moon, or were just on SkyLab, or even just on the International…

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19OCT 2018
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

BUAA was among China s first 16 key universities back in the 1950s, and among the top 15 for priority development during China s 7th Five-Year Plan period (1986–1990). During the 8th Five-Year plan it was listed among the top 14 for priority development, and at the start of the 9th Five-Year Plan BUAA was among the first batch of 15 universities in “project 211 for Higher Education.”…

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