It’s 60 years since Gagarin’s world-first return from space. The cosmonaut never did make it to Australia, but his huge feat was celebrated here by many, despite tensions with the USSR.
Objects left on the Moon are not just abandoned rockets and rovers. There is a lot of historic and sentimental memorabilia. Some of it hints at a mission that the first Moonwalkers almost forgot.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik.
What does it feel like to prepare for a journey to space? Space scientist Monica Grady followed astronaut Tim Peake around for a few days before his launch to find out.
The remnants of the Cuba-Soviet relationship are still very much part of Cuban culture – a fact on display at this month’s Miami International Film Festival