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Nursultan Nazarbayev, the last of the Soviet Union, resigns

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned after almost three decades in office on Tuesday. The former official of the Communist Party is the last of the leaders who ruled the fifteen Soviet republics after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. In a nationwide televised speech, 78-year-old Nazarbayev, following the dissolution of the Soviet, mentioned Kazakhstan's transition to independence, triggered by …

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The Soviet Lander of Venus did not crash on earth

Cosmos 482 was bound to the surface of Venus. NASA The Soviet spacecraft Kosmos 482 was designed to survive the crushing atmosphere of Venus, but after its launch in 1972 it could not escape Earth's gravity. Parts of the vehicle burned when they entered the atmosphere of our own planet a little later. A big guy still seems to be …

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Battered Soviet spacecraft will plummet decades after a failed mission

Receive the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE 3. March 2019, 11:04 GMT By Tom Metcalfe When the space probe Cosmos 482 was launched in 1972 in Leonid from Kazakhstan Brezhnev was in the Kremlin, and the Soviet Union fought with the US for supremacy in space , Five decades later, the Soviet Union and its ambitious space program are no more. But …

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A failed Soviet Venus probe could simply fall back to Earth this year, so head up

One of the lesser known achievements of the Cold War Space Race is the Soviet successes in landing probes on the incredibly hard and unyielding surface of Venus, which has temperatures that are infernal 870 degrees Fahrenheit (465 degrees Celsius) can reach) and atmospheric pressure 90 times higher than on Earth. Despite these hellish conditions, the Soviets managed to bring …

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A deceased Soviet Venus probe crashes into orbit after decades

Stamp in commemoration of Venera 8, the sister mission of Cosmos 482. Photo: Russian Federation A Soviet probe launched almost five decades ago is expected to plunge to the surface over the next few years, according to a published report Monday on Space .com. Launched on March 31, 1972 spacecraft Kosmos 482 was to travel to Venus as part of …

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Soviet era "Moon Rocks" sold at the New York auction for $ 855,000

Lunar samples originally belonged to Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of the former Soviet space program director. Three stones taken from the Moon in 1970 by a Soviet space mission were sold on Thursday in New York for $ 855,000. Sotheby's auction house said the "moon rocks" are the only known documented lunar masses in private hands. They were offered for …

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Moonstone, which was won by the Soviet space mission for 855 G $

Three tiny lunar rocks brought from space by the unmanned Soviet Luna 16 mission were auctioned for $ 855,000 on Thursday. The Rocks, which had a presale estimate of $ 700,000 to $ 1 million, are the only known moon specimens available for private ownership, according to auction house Sotheby's. In 1993, the rocks were sold for $ 442,500 to …

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Moon fragments from the Soviet era were sold at the auction of N.Y. reach a million dollars

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wealthy space fans have the chance to own three small particles of lunar matter when Sotheby's, as the only known documented "moonstone" legally available for private ownership, reached the auction block in November. Three lunar samples, of which Sotheby's say they are the only documented lunar rocks in private hands, from the unmanned Luna-16 Soviet Lunar …

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