It took Fyodor Yurchikhin over a decade to pass the medical tests and qualify for a space mission. He was over 40 when he first left Earth. RT looks at the amazing story of his life between domestic bliss and the stars.
On the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s death, instead of trying to delve into the unknowable minutia of his final flight, an attempt to understand what really made the first man in space tick down here on Earth.
SpaceX is well-known for taking risks but launching a classified US military satellite into orbit with a 50 percent chance of success and a category five hurricane bearing down on the launch pad is a whole new frontier.