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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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2nd Denmark Open F3B 2020 -

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: 14075    

Bid:

845

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

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: Other

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F3B (RC Multi Task Gliders)

Place

: Rodrekro (Denmark)

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: 07 May to 08 May 2021

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Spring Cup -

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: 14395    

Bid:

294

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: Open International - World Cup Event

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F3F (RC Slope Soaring Gliders)

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: Mechelinki (Poland)

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: 07 May to 09 May 2021

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FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix -

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: 14705    

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265

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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18 meter Class

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: Rion des Landes (France)

Date(s)

: 02 May to 08 May 2021

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:http://www.sgp.aero/france2020


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ALBANIA OPEN FEST -

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: 14853    

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701

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: Second Category Event

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Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Vlora (Albania)

Date(s)

: 07 May to 09 May 2021

Alternate dates

: 14 May to 16 May 2021

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:www.paragliding.al


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HG Bulgarian Open National Championship – Sopot 2021 -

Event ID

: 14863    

Bid:

731

Event classification

: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Sopot, bulgaria (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 03 May to 08 May 2021

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:https://xc.bnac.bg/event/hg-bulgarian-open-2021/


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PG Spring Meeting - Sopot 2021 -

Event ID

: 14877    

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 May to 08 May 2021

Website

:https://xc.bnac.bg/event/pg-spring-meeting-sopot-2021/


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XXIV DNISTER CUP OPEN -

Event ID

: 14883    

Bid:

308

Event classification

: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

Cross Country

Place

: Nagoryany (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 30 Apr to 08 May 2021

Alternate dates

: 08 May to 16 May 2021

Website

:www.airtribune.com www.air-pulse.com.ua


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10 May 2021 1st SkyDreamers Open 2021 - Brasov (Romania)
12 May 2021 Starrflügel-Cup/Rigid Cup 2021 Bösingen - SUSPENDED - Bösingen (Germany)

 

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