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8 Questions about the Special Parachute Training for the Cosmonauts (video)

8 вопросов о Специальной Парашютной Подготовке Космонавтов

On the eve of the Day of the Airborne Forces of Russia, I answer 8 questions about the Special Parachute Training for the Cosmonauts

Coral Islands in the Indian Ocean (photo)

Mayotte Island. Comoros Gloriez Islands

Sunrise on the ISS (video)

Рассвет на МКС

One of 16 Sunrises per Day on the ISS.

Cities in Russia — Moscow, the Capital of our Country at Night (photo)

Москва — столица нашей страны, снятая в ночное время

Moscow is easily recognizable from a photo taken on board the ISS, since it has a radial-beam layout of the city. The city consists of several streets and rings running from the center (3 transport – MKAD, Sadovoe, 3rd transport, as well as the Boulevard Ring). The Moscow metro is built on the same principle […]

Observation of the Earth from Cupola (video)

Наблюдение Земли с МКС из Cupola

Western China and Lake Kukunor (Qinghai) (photo)

Западная провинция Китая и озеро «Кукунор» (провинция Цинхай)

Kukunor is the second largest inland mountain salt lake in Central Asia after Lake Issyk-Kul. It is mountainous and is located at an altitude of 3205 m. Chinese – Qinghai, Mongolian – Khukh-Nur and Tibetan – Tso Ngongpo names mean “blue-green (turquoise) sea (lake)”.One of the first Europeans to explore the lake was the Russian […]

Diego Garcia is the largest Atoll Island of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean (photo)

Атолл Диего-Гарсия — крупнейший остров-атолл архипелага Чагос

Diego Garcia is the largest atoll island of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, located 1600 km south of Hindustan and 1200 km south of the Maldives. The lagoon, with an area of ​​about 27 km², is surrounded by a narrow strip of surface coral reefs. Diego Garcia has a length of about 60 […]

Repair of the Orlan Spacesuit on the ISS – Strengthening fixtures (video)

Ремонт скафандра Орлан на МКС - Усиление крепления светильников

Preparing for Spacewalk. Strengthening the Fastening of american Lamps on the Helmet of an Orlan Spacesuit.

The Light of the Night Cities of the Earth (photo)

Свет ночных городов Земли

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One of the most beautiful places on planet Earth – Altai (photo)

Алтай - Одно из самых красивых мест на планете Земля

Let’s get to know some of the sights of Altai: Mount Belukha is the main among all the natural attractions of the Altai Mountains. This is the highest peak in Altai – 4509 m above sea level. Located on the Katunsky ridge. Katun is the main river in Altai. The source of the river is […]

Volcanoes of Kamchatka and Aleutian Islands (video)

Вулканы Камчатки и Алеутских островов

New issue of Russian Cosmos magazine released

Вышел новый номер журнала Русский Космос

New issue of Russian Cosmos magazine released download (rus, .PDF) >>

Desert Landscapes Saudi Arabia (photo)

Пустынные пейзажи Саудовской Аравии

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Training began on the actions after landing the descent vehicle of the Soyuz spacecraft on the water surface (photo)

Начались тренировки по действиям после посадки спускаемого аппарата корабля «Союз» на водную поверхность

Training began on the actions after landing the descent vehicle of the Soyuz spacecraft on the water surface. During the training, two types of training are performed: “long” and “short”. “Long” training – the descent vehicle is on the water and we need to change clothes inside the descent capsule from the Sokol spacesuit into […]

Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev transferred the Victory Banner to the Cosmonautics Museum (video)

Лётчик-космонавт Олег Артемьев передал Знамя Победы в Музей Космонавтики

Копию Знамени Победы, побывавшую в космосе передадут Музею космонавтики (фото)

Копию Знамени Победы, побывавшую в космосе передадут Музею Космонавтики

Герой РФ, летчик-космонавт Олег Артемьев в день парада Победы передаст в фонды московского Музея космонавтики копию Знамени Победы, которая находилась вместе с ним на борту Международной космической станции в 2018 году. Об этом сообщили в пресс-службе музея. Как уточняется, трансляцию мероприятия можно будет посмотреть на странице Музея космонавтики в соцсети «ВКонтакте» в 12:00 в среду, […]

Breakfast before EVA (video HD)

Завтрак перед ВКД - как питаются космонавты

Cities of the World — Mumbai, India (photo)

Города мира - Мумбаи, Индия

Mumbai is a city in the west of India, on the coast of the Arabian Sea. And according to tradition, some interesting facts about this city: ✅ In terms of population density (21,665 people/km²), the city ranks second in the world after Manila (the capital of the Philippines); ✅ Mumbai is located at the mouth […]

Mexico (photo)

Города мира - Мексика

Welcome to Mexico, the largest Hispanic country in the world! Ciudad Juarez Dell City Interesting facts about this country that you probably did not know: The first people appeared on the territory of modern Mexico at least by the XX millennium BC. In ancient times, Mexico was inhabited by many powerful tribes, the most famous […]

Training film “Godsend?” about Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (video)

«Подарок судьбы?»

Training film “A gift of fate?” about work in space, filmed during the period of self-isolation in the spring of 2020. Film author: Anastasia Vetoshkina, graduate of the Faculty of Journalism.

Cities of the World — Dubai (photo)

Города Мира — Дубай

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, created using land reclamation by Nakheel which extends into the Persian Gulf. Download big picture:

Олег Кононенко – Хоронить наши корабли «Союз» еще рано!

Олег Кононенко

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С Днём России, дорогие друзья!

С Днём России, дорогие друзья!

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (video)

Надувной модуль BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module)

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an experimental expandable space station module developed by Bigelow Aerospace, under contract to NASA, for testing as a temporary module on the International Space Station (ISS) from 2016 to at least 2020. It arrived at the ISS on April 10, 2016, was berthed to the station on April […]

«Это их война, а не наша»: Дмитрий Рогозин ответил на запуск Crew Dragon Илона Маска

SpaceX Crew Dragon

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Canary Islands (photo)

Канарские острова

Tenerife Is the largest island of the eight Canary Islands (Spain). Tenerife is known internationally for its warm and pleasant climate, as the “Island of Eternal Spring”. The island, which lies at the same latitude as central Florida, enjoys a warm tropical climate with an average of 18–24 °C (64–75 °F) in the winter and […]

Replacing Solid Waste Container in the Toilet – how to go to the Toilet in Space (video)

Замена КТО в туалете - как ходят в туалет в космосе

The Russian company MTKS begins building private spacecraft (video)

АРГО - многоразовый транспортный космический корабль, предназначенный для доставки полезного груза к космической станции и его возврата на Землю

The Russian company MTKS (Reusable Transport Space Systems) has launched a project to manufacture a private cargo spaceship prototype, the Argo, capable of delivering up to two metric tons of cargo to the ISS. The ship will be 58% made of composites to reduce its weight. MTKS Chairman of the Board Sergei Sopov said the […]

Living On The ISS. My Interview to the “Popular Mechanics” YouTube Channel (video)

Как живут на МКС

June 2 marks its 65th anniversary the FIRST and BIGGEST Cosmodrom Baikonur in the World! (photo)


The cosmodrome is located on the territory of Kazakhstan, in the Kyzylorda region between the city of Kazalinsk and the village of Dzhusaly, near the village of Tyuratam. The territory of the Baikonur Cosmodrome is 6,717 km². Together, the Baikonur Cosmodrome and the city of the same name form the Baikonur complex. The construction project […]