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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

Dalby Big Air 2020 -

Event ID

: 13963    

Bid:

462

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Sport Class Cross Country
class 1 Cross country

Place

: Dalby Airport (Australia)

Date(s)

: 05 Apr to 11 Apr 2020

Website

:http://www.dalbybigair.com


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Elbrus Cup 2020 -

Event ID

: 14140    

Bid:

612

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)
F1P (FF Introduction Aircraft with piston Motor)

Place

: Nalchik (Russian Federation)

Date(s)

: 06 Apr to 10 Apr 2020

Alternate dates

: 10 Apr to 14 Apr 2020


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Open International La Muela F3F -

Event ID

: 14301    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (RC Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Alarilla, Guadalajara (Spain)

Date(s)

: 09 Apr to 11 Apr 2020

Website

:www.lamuelaf3f.blogspot.com


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Montegrappa Trophy 2020 -

Event ID

: 14415    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Romano d'Ezzelino (Italy)

Date(s)

: 09 Apr to 13 Apr 2020

Website

:http://www.trofeomontegrappa.it


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PROMACHIA XC OPEN 2020 - SUSPENDED -

Event ID

: 14556    

Bid:

267

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Promachi (Greece)

Date(s)

: 08 Apr to 12 Apr 2020

Website

:https://www.livetrack24.com/events/PRO2020/en


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Upcoming Events

10 April 2020 2020 Naloev Cup 2020 - Nalchik (Russian Federation)
10 April 2020 2020 Pribina Cup - Nitra (Slovakia)
10 April 2020 RANA CUP 2020 - SUSPENDED - Rana near Louny (Czech Republic)
11 April 2020 2020 Southern Cross Cup - West Wyalong, NSW (Australia)
11 April 2020 2020 Vila De Vidreres - Vidreres (Spain)
11 April 2020 CAP La Rioja 2020 - Cerro La Cruz - Ciudad de la Rioja (Argentina)
12 April 2020 Alpe d'Huez Accuracy Challenge - ALPE D'HUEZ (France)
12 April 2020 1st 2020 Paradise Airsports Nationals - Groveland, FL (USA)
15 April 2020 1st Mercimektepe Cross Country 2020 - Mercimektepe Tokat (Turkey)
17 April 2020 2020 2020 Svitavy F2D World Cup - Svitavy (Czech Republic)

 

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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