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60 years ago today: Sputnik 1 and the Dawn of Space

History changed 60 years ago on 4 October 1957:

20 Years Ago: NASA’s Space Shuttle breaks a world record for the longest time in Space

Twenty years ago on 7 December 1996 the US Space Shuttle Columbia spent a record 17 days in space – ...

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about spac...

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 ...

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

60 years ago today: Sputnik 1 and the Dawn of Space

60 years ago today: Sputnik 1 and the Dawn of Space

History changed 60 years ago on 4 October 1957:

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 km/h (2.000 mp/h) and to a height of 38.5 km (126.200 feet), becoming the first human ever to fly ab....

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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

Read more...
7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 km/h (2.000 mp/h) and to a height of 38.5 km (126.200 feet), becoming the first human ever to fly ab....

Read more...
Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz TM - 6” landed in the north of Kazakhstan. Hours before, the eleventh expedition to the Internati....

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Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

On 18 March 1965, FAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first space-walk. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov achieved this feat during the Voshkod 2 mission. He stayed out in space for 12 min 9 sec,....

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Current Events

Kotuku Cup of New Zealand -

Event ID

: 13149    

Bid:

291

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (FF Gliders)
F1B (FF Wakefield)
F1C (FF Aircraft with Piston Engines)
F1E (FF Slope Soaring Gliders)
F1P (FF Introduction Aircraft with piston Motor)
F1Q (FF Electric Power Aircraft)

Place

: Lost Hills, California (USA)

Date(s)

: 10 Oct to 24 Oct 2019

Website

:http://sen.faifreeflight.org


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Ljubljana Cup -

Event ID

: 13329    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S6A (Streamer Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (RC Rocket Glider Duration and Duration Landing)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration - 0 to 2.5 Ns)

Place

: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 11 Oct to 13 Nov 2019

Alternate dates

: 04 Oct to 06 Oct 2019

Website

:http://www.komarov.vesolje.net


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PRE WORLD CUP Y CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO 2019 FAI 2 -

Event ID

: 13915    

Bid:

243

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: La Rioja (Argentina)

Date(s)

: 13 Oct to 19 Oct 2019

Alternate dates

: 13 Oct to 19 Oct 2019

Website

:https://www.facebook.com/lariojanuncafalla/


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Upcoming Events

17 October 2019 2019 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft - Lost Hills, California (USA)
17 October 2019 2019 Mallorca Balloons Trophy - Mallorca (Spain)
18 October 2019 43rd CISM World Military Parachuting Championship - Wuhan City, Hubei Province (China (People's Republic of))
19 October 2019 2019 Vrsac Open, Serbian League 3rd round - Vrsac (Serbia)
19 October 2019 2019 Pre-PWC La Réunion - St Leu - La Réunion (France)
19 October 2019 2019 Canungra Cup - Canungra (Australia)
19 October 2019 2nd COPA VISTA AL CIELO - Campeonato Ecuatoriano y Liga Nacional 2019 - Bototillo, Guayaquil (Ecuador)
22 October 2019 21st FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship - Mallorca (Spain)
22 October 2019 1st West Java Paragliding Championship ( Pre-PWC ) 2019 - Situmekar (Indonesia)
22 October 2019 1st West Java Championship ( Pre-PGAWC )2019 - Situmekar (Indonesia)

 

Astronautic records

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Browse the list of Astronautic records.

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Astronautic Medals and Diplomas

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The FAI is awarding every year a number of prestigious Astronautic Medals and Diplomas.

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History of Manned Spaceflight

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Read the extraordinary story of manned spaceflight.

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