Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2008 paid tribute to cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, whose successful 1961 space mission made him an international hero at age 27, and opened the door to man’s first-hand exploration of the cosmos.
"Blue Trip Around the Earth"
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The first reusable spacecraft, the X-15, was air-launched on a suborbital trajectory on July 19, 1963. The first partially reusable orbital spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, was launched by the USA on the 20th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight, on April 12, 1981. During the Shuttle era, six orbiters were built, all of which have flown in the atmosphere and five of which have flown in space. The Enterprise was used only for approach and landing tests, launching from the back of a Boeing 747 and gliding to deadstick landings at Edwards AFB, California. The first Space Shuttle to fly into space was the Columbia, followed by the Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. The Endeavour was built to replace the Challenger when it was lost in January 1986. The Columbia broke up during reentry in February 2003.
The first automatic partially reusable spacecraft was the Buran (Snowstorm), launched by the USSR on November 15, 1988, although it made only one flight. This spaceplane was designed for a crew and strongly resembled the U.S. Space Shuttle, although its drop-off boosters used liquid propellants and its main engines were located at the base of what would be the external tank in the American Shuttle. Lack of funding, complicated by the dissolution of the USSR, prevented any further flights of Buran. The Space Shuttle has since been modified to allow for autonomous re-entry via the addition of a control cable running from the control cabin to the mid-deck which would allow for the automated deployment of the landing gear in the event a un-crewed re-entry was required following abandonment due to damage at the ISS.
Per the Vision for Space Exploration, the Space Shuttle is due to be retired in 2010 due mainly to its old age and high cost of program reaching over a billion dollars per flight. The Shuttle's human transport role is to be replaced by the partially reusable Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) no later than 2014. The Shuttle's heavy cargo transport role is to be replaced by expendable rockets such as the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) or a Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicle.
Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne was a reusable suborbital spaceplane that carried pilots Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie on consecutive flights in 2004 to win the Ansari X Prize. The Spaceship Company will build its successor SpaceShipTwo. A fleet of SpaceShipTwos operated by Virgin Galactic should begin reusable private spaceflight carrying paying passengers in 2009.
Artist: Silver Needle; Album: 'HALO'; Song: "Diesel" - Directed by Jon D'Amico (terminalvideo****); Featuring Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, ESA and NASA Footage.
What if every space history book was wrong?
n 1961 President John F. Kennedy started the United States on a path of discovery and exploration that captures the best of mankind's spirit. On April 12th, 1961, the Soviet Union reports the successful launch, orbit and reentry of the first man in space, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin pushing the cold war into a space duel. With the collapse of communism and the rise of freedom in the Russian Federation, recent access to documents in the Kremlin archives reveal a story intended to remain buried forever. Yuri Gagarin, the icon of triumphant communism known world over, was not the first man in space. He was preceded by Vladimir Ilyushin, an unsung hero and the man at the center of this decades old conspiracy....
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"cursing the people who had put him inside a botched spaceship." - Vladimir Komarov, is about to, literally, crash full speed into Earth, his body turning molten on impact.
Convinced he will never make it back to Earth; he's talking to Alexei Kosygin — then a high official of the Soviet Union.
The space vehicle is shoddily constructed, running dangerously low on fuel; its parachutes — though no one knows this — won't work
U.S. listening posts in Turkey hear him , angry, desperate, in tears - .the end was closing in on him.
The Cosmonauts, Vladimir Kamarov and Soviet hero Yuri Gagarin, the first human to reach outer space. The two men were close; they socialized, hunted and drank together.
In 1967, both men were assigned to the same Earth-orbiting mission, and both knew the space capsule was not safe to fly. Komarov told friends he knew he would probably die. But he wouldn't back out because he didn't want Gagarin to die. Gagarin would have been his replacement.
The story begins around 1967, when Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union, decided to stage a spectacular midspace rendezvous between two Soviet spaceships.
The plan was to launch a capsule, the Soyuz 1, with Komarov inside. The next day, a second vehicle would take off, with two additional cosmonauts; the two vehicles would meet, dock, Komarov would crawl from one vehicle to the other, exchanging places with a colleague, and come home in the second ship. It would be, Brezhnev hoped, a Soviet triumph on the 50th anniversary of the Communist revolution. Brezhnev made it very clear he wanted this to happen.
The problem was Gagarin. Already a Soviet hero, the first man ever in space, he and some senior technicians had inspected the Soyuz 1 and had found 203 structural problems — serious problems that would make this machine dangerous to navigate in space. The mission, Gagarin suggested, should be postponed.
He'll die instead of me. We've got to take care of him.
- Komarov talking about Gagarin
The question was: Who would tell Brezhnev? Gagarin wrote a 10-page memo and gave it to his best friend in the KGB, Venyamin Russayev, but nobody dared send it up the chain of command. Everyone who saw that memo, including Russayev, was demoted, fired or sent to diplomatic Siberia. With less than a month to go before the launch, Komarov realized postponement was not an option. He met with Russayev, the now-demoted KGB agent, and said, "I'm not going to make it back from this flight."
Russayev asked, Why not refuse? According to the authors, Komarov answered: "If I don't make this flight, they'll send the backup pilot instead." That was Yuri Gagarin. Vladimir Komarov couldn't do that to his friend. "That's Yura," the book quotes him saying, "and he'll die instead of me. We've got to take care of him." Komarov then burst into tears.
On launch day, April 23, 1967, a Russian journalist, Yaroslav Golovanov, reported that Gagarin showed up at the launch site and demanded to be put into a spacesuit, though no one was expecting him to fly. Golovanov called this behavior "a sudden caprice," though afterward some observers thought Gagarin was trying to muscle onto the flight to save his friend. The Soyuz left Earth with Komarov on board.
Once the Soyuz began to orbit the Earth, the failures began. Antennas didn't open properly. Power was compromised. Navigation proved difficult. The next day's launch had to be canceled. And worse, Komarov's chances for a safe return to Earth were dwindling fast.
All the while, U.S. intelligence was listening in. The National Security Agency had a facility at an Air Force base near Istanbul. Previous reports said that U.S. listeners knew something was wrong - VERY wrong!
Source: - NPR
Promo do Kamen Rider Fourze Hyper Battle DVD.
Kamen Rider Fourze (仮面 ライダー フォー ゼ Kamen Raida Fōze?) é a vigésima segunda série da franquia Kamen Rider e a décima terceira série do período Heisei da franquia. Ele começou a ser exibida em 4 de setembro de 2011, na semana seguinte à conclusão de Kamen Rider OOO, junto com Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger e posteriormente Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters no bloco Super Hero Time. A série comemora não só o aniversário de 40 anos de Kamen Rider, mas também o 50 º aniversário do vôo espacial, que começou com o vôo de Yuri Gagarin, em 1961. O slogan da série é: "Ligue o espaço da juventude porque está aqui!" (青春 スイッチ オン で 宇宙 キター!, Seishun suitchi on de uchuu kita!), referenciando o Fourze Driver (フォー ゼ ドライバー, Fōze Doraibā?) Cinto de transformação que recebe os seus vários poderes de dispositivos chamados Astro Switchs (アストロ スイッチ , Asutoro Suitchi), Fourze fez sua estréia no filme do seu antecessor Kamen Rider OOO, Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals.
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First Orbit - a new film to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin. First Orbit will premiere on this channel on the 12th April 2011. Join the global premiere at www.firstorbit****.
A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin's original mission audio and a new musical score by composer Philip Sheppard. For more information visit *******www.firstorbit****/
yuri gagarin flight video.
1st human flight into space ever.
On May 5, 1961, the United States launched astronaut Alan Shepard on a 15-minute suborbital flight to begin America's manned spaceflight program. This 30-minute video contains rare footage from the MR-3 launch day: pad operations, breakfast, suitup, transfer to the pad, and ingress.
Alan Shepard was, probably, the first MAN who flew into space and returned safely to the Earth, since Yuri Gagarin was a simple actor. There is absolutely no evidence that Gagarin was in space. (It is not a conspiracy theory; it is an admitted fact!)
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