touchrussia:

On the 12th of April 1961 the 27-year-old carpenter’s son Yuri Gagarin become the first human in space, aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 capsule. He circled the Earth once on a 108-minute space flight, before parachuting safely to ground in the Saratov region of the USSR. His foray into space is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most significant achievements.

Read more about Russia’s most famous cosmonaut

Source: ITAR TASS

touchrussia:

On the 12th of April 1961 the 27-year-old carpenter’s son Yuri Gagarin become the first human in space, aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 capsule. He circled the Earth once on a 108-minute space flight, before parachuting safely to ground in the Saratov region of the USSR. His foray into space is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most significant achievements.

Read more about Russia’s most famous cosmonaut

Source: ITAR TASS

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spacettf:

  Moon, Venus and Planet Earth   Composite Image Credit & Copyright:  Fefo Bouvier
 Explanation:  In this engaging scene from planet Earth, the Moon shines through cloudy skies following sunset on the evening of September 8. Despite the fading light, the camera’s long exposure still recorded a colorful, detailed view of a shoreline and western horizon looking toward the island San Gabriel from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Lights from Buenos Aires, Argentina are along the horizon on the left, across the broad Rio de la Plata estuary. The long exposure strongly overexposed the Moon and sky around it, though. So the photographer quickly snapped a shorter one to merge with the first image in the area around the bright lunar disk. As the the second image was made with a telephoto setting, the digital merger captures both Earth and sky, exaggerating the young Moon’s slender crescent shape in relation to the two nearby bright stars. The more distant is bluish Spica, alpha star of the constellation Virgo. Closest to the Moon is Earth’s evening star, planet Venus, emerging from a lunar occultation.
Nasa Apod 19 Sept 2013

spacettf:

Moon, Venus and Planet Earth
Composite Image Credit & Copyright: Fefo Bouvier

Explanation: In this engaging scene from planet Earth, the Moon shines through cloudy skies following sunset on the evening of September 8. Despite the fading light, the camera’s long exposure still recorded a colorful, detailed view of a shoreline and western horizon looking toward the island San Gabriel from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. Lights from Buenos Aires, Argentina are along the horizon on the left, across the broad Rio de la Plata estuary. The long exposure strongly overexposed the Moon and sky around it, though. So the photographer quickly snapped a shorter one to merge with the first image in the area around the bright lunar disk. As the the second image was made with a telephoto setting, the digital merger captures both Earth and sky, exaggerating the young Moon’s slender crescent shape in relation to the two nearby bright stars. The more distant is bluish Spica, alpha star of the constellation Virgo. Closest to the Moon is Earth’s evening star, planet Venus, emerging from a lunar occultation.

Nasa Apod 19 Sept 2013

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thescienceofreality:

Rotating Moon from LRO | APOD | Gif Made By: The Science of Reality | Video Credit: LRO, Arizona State U., NASA

No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That’s because the Earth’s moon is tidally locked to the Earth, showing us only one side. Given modern digital technology, however, combined with many detailed images returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a high resolution virtual Moon rotation movie has now been composed. The above time-lapse video starts with the standard Earth view of the Moon. Quickly, though, Mare Orientale, a large crater with a dark center that is difficult to see from the Earth, rotates into view just below the equator. From an entire lunar month condensed into 24 seconds, the video clearly shows that the Earth side of the Moon contains an abundance of dark lunar maria, while the lunar far side is dominated by bright lunar highlands. Two new missions are scheduled to begin exploring the Moon within the year, the first of which is NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). LADEE, which launched just over a week ago, is scheduled to begin orbiting the Moon in October and will explore the thin and unusual atmosphere of the Moon. In a few months, the Chinese Chang’e 3 is scheduled to launch, a mission that includes a soft lander that will dispatch a robotic rover. 

thescienceofreality:

Rotating Moon from LRO | APOD | Gif Made By: The Science of Reality | Video Credit: LROArizona State U.NASA

No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That’s because the Earth’s moon is tidally locked to the Earth, showing us only one side. Given modern digital technology, however, combined with many detailed images returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a high resolution virtual Moon rotation movie has now been composed. The above time-lapse video starts with the standard Earth view of the Moon. Quickly, though, Mare Orientale, a large crater with a dark center that is difficult to see from the Earth, rotates into view just below the equator. From an entire lunar month condensed into 24 seconds, the video clearly shows that the Earth side of the Moon contains an abundance of dark lunar maria, while the lunar far side is dominated by bright lunar highlands. Two new missions are scheduled to begin exploring the Moon within the year, the first of which is NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). LADEE, which launched just over a week ago, is scheduled to begin orbiting the Moon in October and will explore the thin and unusual atmosphere of the Moon. In a few months, the Chinese Chang’e 3 is scheduled to launch, a mission that includes a soft lander that will dispatch a robotic rover. 

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mycheguevara:

Yuri Gagarin and Che Guevara (1960)
[for soviet-boy]

mycheguevara:

Yuri Gagarin and Che Guevara (1960)

[for soviet-boy]

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