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Manned Spaceflight Gallery

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Choose from 381 pictures in our Manned Spaceflight collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Artwork of laser light-sail starship Featured Print

Artwork of laser light-sail starship

Laser Light-sail starship. Artist's impression of a space vehicle designed to travel to other star systems. This concept is a 1000-km diameter light sail'. A powerful laser in orbit around Earth would beam light at the sail. The photon pressure of the laser hitting the sail would accelerate it to about 50% of light speed. About 0.4 light years from its objective, the centre section of the sail would separate and turn around (as seen here). The laser light then would reflect from the main sail to the centre sail, thus slowing down the centre section. The laser power needed is about 43, 000 terawatts, about 40, 000 times the total energy production of Earth today

© JULIAN BAUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Buran space shuttle and carrier, 1989 Featured Print

Buran space shuttle and carrier, 1989

Buran space shuttle being transported by its Antonov An-225 carrier aircraft. The Buran space shuttle was a reusable Soviet spacecraft, similar in design to the Space Shuttles used by NASA. The first and only launch of the Buran space shuttle took place in 1988. The Antonov An-225 aircraft was originally designed to carry the Buran space shuttle and is known by the Ukranian name Mriya (Dream) and the NATO reporting name Cossack'. This transport flight took place on 19 May 1989, bringing the shuttle from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, to Kiev, Ukraine. Funding for the Buran space shuttle was cut following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, and in 1993 the Buran program was cancelled. The six-engined An-225, the largest and heaviest aeroplane in the world, is now operated as a specialist heavy cargo carrier with a capacity of up to 189 tonnes

© RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

First Soviet cosmonaut squad, 1961 Featured Print

First Soviet cosmonaut squad, 1961

First Soviet cosmonaut squad, in Sochi, Russia, in May 1961. This photograph was taken soon after the world's first successful orbital flight, by Yuri Gagarin. At centre is Sergei Korolev (1907-1966) the Soviet Union's pioneering rocket scientist, with his wife on his left and Gagarin on his right. Another notable cosmonaut in this picture is Alexei Leonov (second row, far left, born 1934), who, in 1965, became the first man to exit his spacecraft and carry out a space walk. The cosmonaut who is third from the right in the second row is Grigory G. Nelyubov (1934-1966) who was expelled from the cosmonaut squad in disgrace and later airbrushed out of official versions of this photograph. Full list of cosmonauts available on request

© RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY