Russia film crew set to blast off to make 1st movie in space

In a historic first, Russia is set to launch an actor and a film director into space to make a feature film in orbit—a project the nation's space chief has hailed as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia's space program.

Five things to know about Gagarin's journey to space

Sixty years ago on Monday cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, securing victory for Moscow in its race with Washington and marking a new chapter in the history of space exploration.

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