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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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Bulgaria Cup F1E -

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: 13544    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

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F1E (FF Slope Soaring Gliders)
F1E (FF Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Alekovo (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 21 Jun to 22 Jun 2109

Alternate dates

: 17 May to 18 May 2019

Website

:http://www.F1ABC.com


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British Championship Open, Pedro Bernardo -

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: 13609    

Bid:

309

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

Place

: Pedro Bernardo (Spain)

Date(s)

: 22 Jun to 28 Jun 2019

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:http://pgcomps.org.uk/


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US Nationals -

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: 13637    

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310

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: Second Category Event

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18 meter Class
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Place

: Hobbs, New Mexico (USA)

Date(s)

: 18 Jun to 27 Jun 2019

Website

:http://www.ssa.org/Contests?cid=2430


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US Nationals -

Event ID

: 13638    

Bid:

310

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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Standard Class

Place

: Waynesville, OH (USA)

Date(s)

: 22 Jun to 01 Jul 2019

Website

:http://www.ssa.org/Contests?cid=2429


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Portuguese National Paragliding Championship - Campeonato Nacional de Parapente -

Event ID

: 13668    

Bid:

1662

Event classification

: Second Category Event

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: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Castelo de Vide (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 22 Jun to 28 Jun 2019

Website

:http://www.xccastelodevide.pt


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Ennstal Open -

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: 13807    

Bid:

246

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

Place

: Michaelerberg-Pruggern (Austria)

Date(s)

: 20 Jun to 23 Sep 2024


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CR Courtelary -

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: 13873    

Bid:

305

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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:

Standard Class
15 meter Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class
Open Class

Place

: Courtelary (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 22 Jun to 30 Jun 2019

Website

:http:///lszj.ch/index.php/de/championnat-romand-jura-de


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Upcoming Events

26 June 2019 2019 Open Kazakhastan Paragliding Accuracy Cup named after Kabanbay Batyr - Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)
27 June 2019 2019 Swedish Cup - Rinkaby (Sweden)
27 June 2019 2019 Swedish Cup - Rinkaby (Sweden)
27 June 2019 2019 F2 - World Cup Wierzawice - Wierzawice (Poland)
27 June 2019 17th Ratitovec Open - Zelezniki (Slovenia)
28 June 2019 2019 Eurotour - North of England Open - Pickering (United Kingdom)
28 June 2019 2019 West Siberia Cup - Tyumen (Russian Federation)
28 June 2019 2019 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup - Ekpendi, Taldykorgan, Almaty Region (Kazakhstan)
28 June 2019 2019 Danish Cup - Rinkaby (Sweden)
28 June 2019 2019 Danish Cup - Rinkaby (Sweden)

 

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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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