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Soviet/Russian Space Program

Radio Programs

Soyuz 1 A tragedy for the Soviet space program April 24, 2017

Assault on a Comet A fleet takes aim at a comet March 5, 2016

Luna 9 The first soft landing on the Moon February 3, 2016

Morning Trio The first look at a hidden landscape October 21, 2015

Small Steps Small steps in the exploration of space March 17, 2015

Moon and Venus An unforgiving environment August 8, 2013

Tardigrades Water bears in space July 30, 2013

Orbital Menagerie An entire zoo of space travelers July 29, 2013

Breaking Ground A “seagull” takes flight June 15, 2013

Moon and Venus Encapsulating a bit of the Moon February 24, 2012

Featured Images

Luna 9, February 1966

First Landing February 3, 2016

Soyuz spacecraft approaches space station with Moon in background

Ready for Arrival December 31, 2012

The Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars mission launches on November 8, 2011

Phobos Flop? November 11, 2011

The moon Phobos floats above Mars

Martian Target November 3, 2011

Launches of Vostok 1, STS-1 (space shuttle Columbia)

Double Date April 12, 2011

Lunokhod image of its tracks on the lunar surface

Found It! November 15, 2010

Luna 16 diagram

To the Moon and Back September 24, 2010

The sky glows orange in this artist's concept of the atmosphere of Venus.

Dusky Skies June 15, 2010