- By HowStuffWorks
After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I in 1957, the space race was on. And what followed was decades of secrecy that dominated its space program. Learn other interesting space history as we dive into these soviet space secrets.
- Associated Press - By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot’s seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control:...