Soviet/Russian Space Program

Radio Programs

Luna 9 The first soft landing on the Moon Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Morning Trio The first look at a hidden landscape Thursday, October 22, 2015
Small Steps Small steps in the exploration of space Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Moon and Venus An unforgiving environment Friday, August 9, 2013
Tardigrades Water bears in space Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Orbital Menagerie An entire zoo of space travelers Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Breaking Ground A “seagull” takes flight Sunday, June 16, 2013
Moon and Venus Encapsulating a bit of the Moon Saturday, February 25, 2012
Phobos-Grunt DNA testing for a Martian moon Friday, November 4, 2011
Back in the Game? Staging a return to deep space Thursday, November 3, 2011
Space Day A double reason to celebrate Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Halley's Armada An armada takes aim at Halley's Comet Saturday, March 5, 2011
Mir Putting up a first building block Saturday, February 19, 2011

Featured Images

Luna 9, February 1966
First Landing Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Soyuz spacecraft approaches space station with Moon in background
Ready for Arrival Monday, December 31, 2012
The Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars mission launches on November 8, 2011
Phobos Flop? Friday, November 11, 2011
The moon Phobos floats above Mars
Martian Target Thursday, November 3, 2011
Launches of Vostok 1, STS-1 (space shuttle Columbia)
Double Date Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Lunokhod image of its tracks on the lunar surface
Found It! Monday, November 15, 2010
Luna 16 diagram
To the Moon and Back Friday, September 24, 2010
The sky glows orange in this artist's concept of the atmosphere of Venus.
Dusky Skies Tuesday, June 15, 2010


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