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Soviet-Russian Space Programme

Tyneside, UK
2022 Jun 25
Saturday, Day 176

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Soviet spacewatching from the very start
In the Beginning.....

As everyong knows, the Soviet Union, led by Russia, was the first country to put a satellite into orbit around the Earth and the first to orbit a human being around the Earth.

The Soviet space programme morphed into the Russian space programme when the Union broke up in 1993 and has continued in a robust manner ever since.

This section only touches the surface of history but its pages chronicle what might be some of the more interesting events.

Here and Now

If your need is to keep up with the what is happening in real time, then Zarya provides a Twitter feed. It is mirrored on the Zarya Facebook page. They both provide a constant stream of current happenings in real time including reminders of upcoming launches and links to live webcasts.


To see what's coming up, there is Zarya's "Go for Launch" - an ongoing list of upcoming events that is updated several times each day to reflect reality.

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