41 Years since the Flight of the First Bulgarian Astronaut Georgi Ivanov

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the flight of the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov.

On April 10, 1979, at 8 pm and 34 minutes Moscow time, a Soyuz-33 spacecraft with an international crew was launched into orbit around the Earth: flight commander Nikolai Rukavishnikov and astronaut-researcher Georgi Ivanov.

NASA Predicts People on Mars Within 25 Years

US space agency NASA believes it can put humans on Mars within 25 years but the technological and medical hurdles are immense, reported Aljazeera.

Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on the Red Planet, top NASA officials said on Tuesday.

April 12 - the World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day!

On April 12 the whole World celebrates an Aviation and Cosmonautics Day - a date to commemorate the first ever flight of human in space. On April 12, 1961 a citizen of the Soviet Union, first lieutenant Yuri Gagarin orbited the Erath onboard "Vostok" spacecraft for the first time in mankind history, thus opening the era of manned space missions.

Cosmonaut Found Extraterrestrial Bacteria on the International Space Station

Russian astronaut Anton Shkplelerov told the Tass news agency that he found extraterrestrial bacteria on the outer shell of the International Space Station (ISS) a few years ago. He claims to have discovered the bacteria during the sampling of the station's body.