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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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Svitavy F2D World Cup -

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: 14129    

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716

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: Open International - World Cup Event

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: Other

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F2D (CL Combat)

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: Svitavy (Czech Republic)

Date(s)

: 16 Apr to 18 Apr 2021

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Rana Open 2020 -

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: 14380    

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716

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F3F (RC Slope Soaring Gliders)

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: Raná u Loun (Czech Republic)

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: 16 Apr to 18 Apr 2021

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2021 Paradise Airsports Nationals -

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461

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class 1 Cross country
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: Groveland, FL (USA)

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: 10 Apr to 17 Apr 2021

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Campeonato Argentino de Parapente de Presicion – La Calera 2021 - SUSPENDED -

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: 14539    

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624

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Paragliding Accuracy

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: La Calera , Cordoba (Argentina)

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: 16 Apr to 18 Apr 2021

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:www.favl.com.ar


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BiH National Championship " Sarajevo XC Race -

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: 14931    

Bid:

848

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

Place

: Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Date(s)

: 15 Apr to 18 Apr 2021

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: 25 Feb to 28 Feb 2021

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Upcoming Events

17 April 2021 2021 Baden Cup - Uberlingen (Germany)
17 April 2021 2021 Open Kazakhstan Accuracy Cup Stage1 - Almaty (Kazakhstan)
17 April 2021 Serbian National Championship - Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia)
17 April 2021 2021 Belgian Ardenne Paragliding Open 2021 Heat 2 - Namur (Belgium)
18 April 2021 1st 2021 Wilotree Nationals - Groveland, FL (USA)
18 April 2021 1st Dalby Big Air 2021 - Provisional - Dalby, Queensland (Australia)
23 April 2021 Upper-Austrian and Styrian Championships - micheldorf in oberösterreich (Austria)
23 April 2021 CAP Precision FAVL - SA de Areco 2021- PGA (Launch Towing) - SUSPENDED - San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
24 April 2021 2021 17. Kirchheim Open - Hülben (Germany)
24 April 2021 2021 F3K Argentina - Cordoba (Argentina)

 

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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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