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Starcadian and DJ Meegs to Perform at Red Rocks on H Street for Yuri’s Night DC 2014

Starcadian and DJ Meegs to Perform at Red Rocks on H Street for Yuri’s Night DC 2014

Organizers for the Yuri’s Night DC event previously held at Science Club will be hosting a free event at Red Rocks on H Street this year. The event celebrates the first human in space Yuri Gagarin who orbited Earth on April 12, 1961 aboard Vostok 1. Interestingly, April 12 also marks the anniversary of the first shuttle launch in 1981.

Expedition 36 Soyuz TMA-08M Photograph Captures Retro Rockets Firing During Landing

Expedition 36 Soyuz TMA-08M Photograph Captures Retro Rockets Firing During Landing

Check this picture out, it’s a stunning shot of the today’s Expedition 36 Soyuz landing. You can see the retro rockets firing before impact.

Launching Rockets is Still Difficult – Proton-M Crash at Baikonur Cosmodrome

Launching Rockets is Still Difficult – Proton-M Crash at Baikonur Cosmodrome

Q: What leaves a crater 150-200 meters in size about 2.5 Kilometers from a launch pad?
A: One Russian Proton-M launch failure at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.