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Yuri Gagarin

Fifty years after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok spacecraft blasted off from the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan and into the history books, the epic flight of the first human in space was being celebrated Tuesday.

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The day in numbers: Two millionupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 03:17:00

Two million: The number of air miles clocked up by British businessman Alan Watts to win the chance to become the first "air miles astronaut" aboard a Virgin Galactic spaceship in 2009.

Boldly going beyond the starsupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 04:16:00

Anoush Ansari may have become the first female space tourist on Monday, but she is only the latest in a lengthy list of female pioneers to blaze a trail across the stars -- and that doesn't just mean Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhuru or Star Wars' Princess Leia.

Business 2.0: Why Space Needs Youupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 16:28:00

Entrepreneurs have always driven our technical progress--and, as a result, our economy. They tend to be more innovative, more willing to take risks, and more excited about solving difficult problem...

showbuzzupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 14:22:00

Angus Young, lead guitarist of AC/DC, tops Maxim's list of the "25 greatest short dudes of all time," standing tall at 5 feet 2 inches.

'Giant leap' opens world of possibilityupdated: Fri Jul 16 2004 11:14:00

Thirty-five years ago, two Americans landed on the moon, taking the human race to another celestial body for the first time.

CNNMoney: Private manned space flight setupdated: Wed Jun 02 2004 10:13:00

An attempt to have the first privately-financed manned space flight is set for June 21, backers of the effort announced Tuesday.

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