Soviet/Russian Space Program

Coat_of_arms_of_the_Soviet_Union.pngSOVIET PROGRAM SUMMARY
Mission: Soviet Space Program (USSR)
Program dates: 1930s - 1991
Dissolved: with fall of Soviet Union
Overview: Over its sixty-year history, this primarily classified military program was responsible for a number of pioneering accomplishments in space flight, including the first intercontinental ballistic missile (1957), first satellite (Sputnik 1), first animal in space (the dog Laika on Sputnik 2), first human in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1), first woman in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova on Vostok 6), first spacewalk (cosmonaut Alexey Leonov on Voskhod 2), first Moon impact (Luna 2) and unmanned lunar soft landing (Luna 9), first space rover, first space station, and first interplanetary probe.

Mission: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Program dates: 1992 - present
Overview: The Soviet Space Program was dissolved with the fall of the Soviet Union, with Russia and Ukraine becoming its immediate heirs. Russia created the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, now known as the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), while Ukraine created the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU).

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50th Anniversary of the 1st Man in Space
50 Years of Humans in Space

6 Facts About the First Human Spaceflight
Yuri Gagarin
Sputnik-50 Years Ago

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Above: First Orbit - a new film to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin.


SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

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