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The first R-6 missile is made ready at Tyuratam, June 1958.
First launch of the R-6A “Luna” rocket, incorporating Mishin’s kerolox Blok-V upper stage, April 1961.
A replica of the Zarya-1 capsule, seen here on display for the Cosmonautics Exhibition at the Moscow Polytechnic Museum in 1968.
Bill Dana’s Dynasoar ATV “Diana” is carried to altitude by a modified B-52 bomber for its first drop test, August 1963.
“Diana” lands at White Sands after a successful test, 1963.
Early concept drawing for the Dynasoar Mk-II with the Dynasoar Experimental Lab.
Atmospheric flight testing of the Orel Raketoplan spaceplane, May 1964.
The Toronto Telegram breaks the Arrow Scandal, 11th March 1964.
A commemorative stamp celebrating the Zarya-4 mission, 1964.
Neil Armstrong’s Mercury-6 capsule “Orville”, taken by Al Perini in Mercury-7 “Wilbur” as the two spacecraft pass one another, 15th September 1964.
Marshall Winter and Ruk in a scene from the pilot episode of “The Far Frontier”, 1965.
An R-200 rocket carrying the Orel spaceplane stands ready for its first manned suborbital flight, Friday 10th September 1965.
Lift-off for the first manned suborbital flight for Dynasoar on a Minerva-10, 7th May 1966.
Photomontage from the Soviet Mars-3 probe showing Valles Tsiolkovsky, Mars, June 1966.
Neil Armstrong ascends to space on the first orbital mission of Dynasoar, 10th November 1966.
Remembering Edward Karski.
Paul McEnnis becomes the first American to walk in space, 6th October 1967.
President Muskie announces his intention for American astronauts to undertake a voyage to the Moon, 22nd January 1970.
This photo, declassified in 2002, shows the DS-9 Dynasoar Experimental Lab shortly after the glider Thebe undocked, April 1968.
A replica of the Mars-5 lander on display at London’s Science Museum, photo taken c.1972. In November 1969, Mars-5 became the first spacecraft to successfully land on another planet.
Cosmonauts Gagarin and Leonov approach the Chasovoy-1 space station in their Zarya-10 spaceship, 25th March 1971.
Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel is buried in the Kremlin Wall, October 1971. For many years afterwards Yangel was publicly (if inaccurately) credited as the “Father of Soviet Cosmonautics”.
A telescopic camera captures the failure of the Europa second stage separation during a test launch from Kourou, September 1967.
Lift-off for Safir-1 (aka Kosmos-121) on an unmanned test flight around the Moon, January 1974.
Columbia-6 prepares for lift-off, January 1976.
An Arrow MR of the West German Marineflieger keeps an eye on the Soviet nuclear carrier Gorky as she undergoes sea trials in the Baltic in the late 1970s.
Splashdown for Columbia-6, the first manned flight around the Moon, 29th January 1976.
The Safir-2 mission flies past the Moon with cosmonauts Viktor Petrov and Juris Mēness, 23rd March 1976. Unlike the American Columbia-6 mission of two months earlier, Safir-2 did not enter lunar orbit, but rather looped back to Earth on a free-return trajectory.
A marketing illustration of Boeing’s “Dynasoar-Plus” proposal for a future air-launched Shuttlecraft, c.1975.
An Orel spaceplane at the Central Air Force Museum in Monino.
Pathfinder-5 deploys her solar sails, 1974.
A radar image from the Venus Radar Surveyor probe, 1975.
One of the less conventional interpretations of the VRS data…
Europe’s Theseus rocket takes to the skies, March 1976.
Mayflower-1 makes the historic first fly-by of Jupiter, 31st January 1978.
Poster for The Clan Wars, 1977.
Chasovoy-3 from the Dynasoar glider Thebe, 14th December 1981.
Thebe from Chasovoy-3 on mission DS-34, 14th December 1981.
The Chasovoy-Dynasoar mission.
Last of the Dynasoars. The glider Tara returns to Edwards AFB at the conclusion of mission DS-36, September 1982.
First overflight of US territory by ISZ-1, Orbit 6, 19th January 1959.
Ground Track of ISZ-1 over North America during Orbits 6-9 (right to left), 19th January 1959.
The route of Flt. Lt. John MacArthur’s U-2, showing the position of his shoot-down, 12th January, 1960.
The centre of Berlin after the Crisis of 1961.
Tatyana Dmitrievna Kuznetsova (unmodified OTL photo).
Logo of the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Logo of the European Space Launch Agency.
Pad technicians haul Tatyana Kuznetsova to safety after the failed Zarya-3 launch attempt. Image by Michel Van.
On the left, a typical scene from the 1960s German “Perry Rhodan”. Rhodan fights on the battlefield to liberate the Maahks from the “Master of the Island”, the evil overlords of Andromeda galaxy. On the right, the US “Star Captain Rhodan” and his wife Thora, in Al Williamson style artwork. Image by Michel Van.
The opening ceremony of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, featuring a live broadcast from the Chasovoy-3 space station. Image by Michel Van