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RadioAstron (Spektr R) is a Russian orbital radio telescope.

It is funded by the Russian Astro Space Center, and was launched into Earth orbit on 18 July 2011, with a perigee of 10,000 kilometers (6,200 mi) and an apogee of 390,000 kilometers (240,000 mi).


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Subway station dedicated to Yuri Gagarin

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight Novosibirsk subway redesigned the station named after the first cosmonaut of Earth. The photos were captured by Stepanov Slava.

Gagarin subway station, Novosibirsk, Russia view 1





The spaceship named after Yuri Gagarin

Spacecraft Soyuz TMA-21with the crew of a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to be launched from 5 to 7 April from Baikonur. The crew of spacecraft consists of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Andrei Borisenko, and NASA astronaut Ronald Garan.

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight (April 12), the spaceship was named after the first cosmonaut of the Earth. You can learn much more about what it’s like to fly into space by visiting

Soyuz spacecraft view

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The sky views during space rockets launches

The people of Russia living near the space ships launching facilities usually enjoy the following nice sceneries. And here is more information about outer space travelling.

Russian space rocket launch view 1


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The following settlement of scientists was founded in 1935 as a biological station of zoological institute. In 1950s, the biological station was functioning as scientific organization and in 1958 it was reorganized into Murmansk Sea Biological Institute. In 1989, the institute was moved to Murmansk city.

Today the station is almost abandoned and the population of the settlement is about 20 people. The future of the settlement is probably connected with the building of recreation center for divers. The following photos of the settlement were captured by russos (the photos are clickable).

Murmansk oblast Dalniye Zelentsy settlement