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Sounds From Space -- Music for Yuri's Night 2014!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Zoe P. Strassfield

Wow, where did the past year go? It's once again time to dust off your space helmets and dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate the anniversary of t...

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

SOLVED? Mysterious Death Of First Man In Space | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Science

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...

T-1 Day Until Yuri's Night 2013!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

It's that time of year again--a time of year space fans love! Those of you who saw my posts last year will remember that April 12th is Yuri's Night, t...

Neil Armstrong's Legacy

Richard Garriott | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Richard Garriott

Neil Armstrong has shunned the spotlight, his natural shyness kept him far from the limelight. Yet none can doubt the power his legacy has had on the first space generation. We now look forward to the next generation of heroes to follow in his bold footsteps.

"Everybody Say 'Poyekhali'!" -- Yuri's Night in Boston

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

After two more people had arrived, the decision was made to dim the lights and start the movie First Orbit. This unique film shows a nearly continuous orbit of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station, simulating what Yuri Gagarin would have seen on his flight.

First Man In Space Celebrated 51 Years After Historic Mission

Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/12/2012 12:51 AM EDT on For more than five decades, humans have been suiting up and riding rockets t...

Expanding Our Horizons on Yuri's Night

Aleksander Popovskiy | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science
Aleksander Popovskiy

Tonight is a celebration of the first time humanity sent one of its own into space. Throughout the world right now, a young boy or girl is looking upward, and asking, "What else is possible?" After all, if you can calculate a rocket's trajectory into space, you can calculate almost anything.

Happy Aerospace Holidays: Music for Yuri's Night

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Zoe P. Strassfield

In 2001, space enthusiasts decided April 12th was the perfect day to throw a party celebrating space exploration, and in the 11 years since, it's grown by leaps and bounds.

Ushering in the Final Frontier -- Manned Spaceflight

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Ayodele Faiyetole

Space is vast, and in order for humans to further take the giant leaps of colonizing the other planets -- terraforming and living on there -- we need to ensure the growth of humans into multiplanetary beings and some more emphasis has to be paid to manned spaceflight.

PHOTOS: John Glenn's Historic Space Mission, 50 Years Later

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

Orbiting Earth seems ho-hum today, in an era when the ISS is ever-present in our skies and space tourism is a growth industry. Things were differe...

Iran To Send Monkey Into Space

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Iran is playing catchup in the Space Age and that's no monkey business. More than 50 years after Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space and 63 ...

Found in Space: 50 Years After Yuri Gagarin

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Meg Waite Clayton

Fifty years ago today, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the Earth. During the flight, 190 miles above the globe, he sang to himself.

Google Celebrates 50 Years Of Humans In Space

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology

On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter outer space. Piloting the Vostok capsule on a one-man mission, Ga...

Watch The First Man In Space Blast Off

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology

YouTube is celebrating 50 years of human spaceflight with the premiere of an hour-and-a-half long video, First Orbit, that recreates, in real-time, Ru...

50 Years After Gagarin Was First to Space, Glenn Recalls His Own Historic Flight

James M. Clash | Posted 06.10.2011 | Technology
James M. Clash

Did John Glenn ever experience fear? In his own words: "How do you think you'd feel if you knew you were on top of two million parts built by the lowest bidder on a government contract?"

Russia Planning Moon Base By 2030?

Posted 06.10.2011 | World

Russia is planning a massive increase in its space launches and may even build a base on the moon as part of a manned mission to Mars in the next two ...

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts Liftoff For Journey To International Space Station

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology

Three astronauts prepare to liftoff from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:18 p.m. EDT aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, reports MSNBC. NASA ast...

Interview: Eve Sussman - On The Making Of Her Film, Rape Of The Sabine Women

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Spread ArtCulture

By Kisa Lala "Production Still, Rape of the Sabine Women, Marilisa on the Floor Photo by Eve Sussman & Ricoh Gerbl, Courtesy of Eve Sussman and R...