A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial.
satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
Using terrestrial forensic science to point the finger of blame to criminals in space will be much harder than it looks.
Soviet’s Mir space station in 1986.
Soviet space station Mir hosted astronauts from a significant number of countries – laying the foundation for the ISS. But how long will this collaborative spirit last?
A selection of spacesuits and the TM Soyuz descent module are among the objects at the Cosmonauts exhibition.
The Science Museum
An exciting new exhibition at the Science Museum in London celebrates Soviet space success.
Padalka might be keeping fit but we simply don’t know what effect repeated space travel can have on our bodies.
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka should think twice before attempting to spend another thouands days in space.