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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

NSW State Titles -

Event ID

: 12244    

Bid:

245

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Manilla, NSW (Australia)

Date(s)

: 18 Feb to 24 Feb 2018

Website

:http://www.wow.asn.au/nswst


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Paragliding World Cup - Australia -

Event ID

: 12733    

Bid:

245

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Bright (Australia)

Date(s)

: 17 Feb to 24 Feb 2018

Website

:http://www.pwca.org/node/36948


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El Peñon Classic Race -

Event ID

: 12743    

Bid:

286

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Valle de Bravo (Mexico)

Date(s)

: 19 Feb to 23 Feb 2018

Website

:http://vuelolibre.mx


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Copa Rio de Parapente 1° Etapa / Rio de Janeiro Cup 1st Round -

Event ID

: 12744    

Bid:

806

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 22 Feb to 25 Feb 2018

Website

:http://www.fvlerj.com.br


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Cup Roldanillo Open - Colombia -

Event ID

: 12776    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Roldanillo (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 21 Feb to 27 Feb 2018

Alternate dates

: 22 Feb to 28 Feb 2018

Website

:http://airtribune.com/2018-cup-roldanillo-open-fai-2/info/


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Upcoming Events

23 February 2018 2018 Estonian Open Championships on Paragliding Accuracy – Estonia 100 - Nurmsi Airfield (Estonia)
23 February 2018 2018 Belarus Winter Cup - Minsk (Belarus)
23 February 2018 2018 Gator F3B - Melbourne, Florida (USA)
23 February 2018 2018 Paragliding Winter Cup 2018 - Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
24 February 2018 9th Koplas Pro Cup - Nova Pazova (Serbia)
02 March 2018 2018 Paraski World Cup Series - Czech Republic Nationals - Vrchlabi (Czech Rep.)
03 March 2018 2018 F3P Warsaw Challenge - Open Polish Championship - Warsaw (Poland)
09 March 2018 2018 Australian Masters - World Cup - Melbourne (Australia)
09 March 2018 2018 Swedish Moose Cup - Sakylan Pyhajarvi (Finland)
10 March 2018 2018 Winter cup I - Vetrnik (Czech Rep.)

 

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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