Tour Baikonur, the world's first and largest operational spaceport

Both Sputnik 1 and Vostok 1 were launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in desert of Kazakhstan. It has since served as a launch pad for generations upon generations of spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Take a tour of Baikonour as it looks today. » 8/04/13 2:00pm 8/04/13 2:00pm

Russia Lied About How The First Man In Space Died

On March 27, 1968, the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, died. He was in a MiG-15 on a routine training flight with his instructor when his plane crashed. The official explanation has been that he had to avoid a "foreign" object, but new information from Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov tells a different story. » 6/17/13 3:41pm 6/17/13 3:41pm

Find out where you can celebrate Yuri's Night!

It's Yuri's Night! Tonight, space enthusiasts the world over will kick off celebrations to commemorate 52 years of human space exploration by recognizing the anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's historic flight into space (not to mention the 32nd anniversary of the very first Shuttle launch). » 4/12/13 7:40am 4/12/13 7:40am

Everyone Loves Yuri Gagarin, the first Human to Reach Space

It happened when Earth was still in black and white: 50 years ago we stepped outside our home planet for the first time. This is the tale of the beginning of an adventure that hasn't ended yet, the biggest, most dangerous and rewarding quest ever embarked on by the human race-the fascinating story of two men who took… » 4/12/11 10:00pm 4/12/11 10:00pm

At last, a movie will show what Yuri Gagarin saw from his space…

When Yuri Gagarin flew around the Earth in 1961, there was no video recording of what he saw — we only have an audio recording of his astonished observations. But now, for the first time, the crew of the International Space Station have recreated the view of Earth from the same path Gagarin's capsule took, in… » 3/24/11 7:30am 3/24/11 7:30am