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Mir

Thirty years ago, the first piece of the notorious (but revolutionary) Russian space station Mir went into orbit.

Parachute from 22 km *_*

I keep on climbing higher and higher Felix Baumgartner prepares to take a test jump at miles above ground. This is in preparation for his skydive taking place later this summer. Jay Nemeth / Red Bull Stratos via AP)

Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September.

Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, International Space Station Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him.

Astronaut David R. Scott stands in open hatch of Apollo 9 Command module (March 6th 1969).

Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules (CSM) nicknamed “Gumdrop” and Lunar Module (LM), nicknamed “Spider” are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch. Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, t.

Space man

internat'l day of human space flight day ~ and russian cosmonaut day ~ April 12

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