Soviets Spacecraft Hits the Moon

On September 12, 1959, the Soviets launched a spacecraft called Luna 2 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Continue reading

Mars probe called Mars 1

After a series of failures, Mars 1, successfully launched from the USSR’s Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on November 1, 1962. Continue reading

Origins of the Apples

The forests surrounding Almaty (formally Alma-ala) Kazakhstan, is where apple trees originated. Continue reading