Sixty years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth from space – and one of the 20th century’s most famous figures. This is an edited version of Flight’s 20 April 1961 report on the event.
Arianespace has had a challenging 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic, but has managed to keep launches going, as it looks toward 2021 and the long-awaited first flights of the Ariane 6 and Vega C rockets.
The US Transportation Command has partnered with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation to study delivering tens of thousands of kilograms worth of cargo to anywhere on Earth within about an hour using the aerospace company’s vertical landing rockets.
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