April 1961: Yuri Gagarin makes first manned space flight

April 1961: Yuri Gagarin makes first manned space flight

On 12th April 1961 Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became the first human in space and the first person to orbit the Earth. The Vostok-1 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur launch site at 06:07...
NASA's Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

NASA’s Cassini mission comes to a fiery end

After a 20-year voyage around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its mission with a final plunge into the planet's atmosphere. At around 7:31 AM eastern time, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft disintegrated and plunged into Saturn,...
The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The vast majority of scientists around the world agree that our climate is changing at a faster rate than ever recorded in human history because of our use of fuels such as coal and...

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