Category: russia

22 March 1996: Russia’s Mir space station seen…

22 March 1996: Russia’s Mir space station seen over New Zealand from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. (NASA)

Cosmonauts Vitali Sevastyanov and Pyotr Klimuk…

Cosmonauts Vitali Sevastyanov and Pyotr Klimuk, who lived in space for two months during the Soyuz 18 mission in 1975.

Cosmonaut-artist Alexei Leonov.

Cosmonaut-artist Alexei Leonov.

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrate…

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

That time Russians and Native Alaskans had the…

That time Russians and Native Alaskans had themselves a rumble.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in…

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The surface of Venus, imaged…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The surface of Venus, imaged by the USSR’s Venera 14 probe on March 5, 1982.

1981 French poster for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stal…

1981 French poster for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker.

Future cosmonauts land on Mars, illustrated by…

Future cosmonauts land on Mars, illustrated by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1950s.

Self-portrait by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, firs…

Self-portrait by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, first human to walk in space.