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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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GIN Wide Open - Provisional -

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: 15632    

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669

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

Place

: Ager (Spain)

Date(s)

: 03 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

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:www.flywideopen.com


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Grimming-TAL -

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: 15482    

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246

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Open Class
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Place

: Niederöblarn (Austria)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

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:http://www.sportsarea.at


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FAI European Gliding Championships -

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: 12877    

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284

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: First Category Event

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: Continental Championship

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Club Class
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15 meter Class

Place

: Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 16 Jul 2022

Website

:http://egc2022wgc.pociunai.lt


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FAI World 13,5M Class Gliding Championship -

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: 14615    

Bid:

284

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

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:

13.5 meter Class

Place

: Pociũnai, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 16 Jul 2022

Website

:http://egc2022wgc.pociunai.lt


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Portuguese National Paragliding Championship 2022, Montalegre -

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: 15367    

Bid:

1662

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: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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:

Cross Country

Place

: Montalegre (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 03 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/portuguese-paragliding-championship-2022-montalegre


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Adria open 2022 -

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: 15596    

Bid:

301

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
Sport Class Cross Country

Place

: Nova Gorica (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 06 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/adria-open-2022


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Supair week 2022 - XC Paragliding Open - Annecy -

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: 15436    

Bid:

374

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Doussard (France)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 08 Jul 2022

Website

:https://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/3963


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Bulgarian, Czech & Slovak Open Championship -

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: 15599    

Bid:

731

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

Cross Country

Place

: Sopot, bulgaria (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 03 Jul to 09 Jul 2022

Website

:https://civlcomps.org/event/2022-bulgarian-czech-slovak-open


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Bayramoren XC Open 2022 -

Event ID

: 15562    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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:

Cross Country

Place

: Bayramören/Çankırı (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 02 Jul to 07 Jul 2022

Website

:https://airtribune.com/bayramoren-xc-open-2022/info


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07 July 2022 2022 9th Dutch Grand Prix - Landres (France)
07 July 2022 31th open int. AlpenrosenCup 2022 for Paragliders - Austrian Open & Tyrolean Championship - Westendorf (Austria)

 

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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