The 50th anniversary of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces.
Strategic rocket forces (SRF) - an independent kind of armed forces, aimed at realization of measures of nuclear dissuasion and defeat of the strategic targets, which form the basis of military and military-economic potential of the enemy.
In 2009, Russian strategic rocket forces celebrate their 50th anniversary. On December 17, 1959 the USSR Council of Ministers’ Decree № 1384-615 was issued. It fixed the decision, adopted earlier, on creation of a new kind of armed forces.
The stamp presents the emblem of the strategic rocket forces, the «Topol» land-based
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On January 21, 2010 Russian cosmonaut Maksim Suraev performed a complex task of moving a spacecraft from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.
Maxim Surayev has manually piloted the Soyuz TMA-16 from its usual docking port on the ISS to the new Poisk module. He was assisted by U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams who was also on board the Soyuz spacecraft during the 25-minute operation.
The task has been carried out to free up a docking port on the Russian Zvezda module and to test for the first time the performance of a docking port on the new scientific Poisk module that arrived on the ISS in November last year.
The docking port on the Poisk will be frequently used in the future to receive Russiaan Soyuz and Progress spacecraf
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On January 11, 2010 the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center marked its 50th Anniversary.
50 years ago on January 11, 1960 the commander-in-chief of Soviet Air Force, Air Chief Marshal K.Vershinin issued Number 321141 directive about founding the Cosmonaut Training Center in the structure of Soviet Air Force (military unit 26266).
On September 18,
2009 the Japanese HTV unmanned supply spacecraft was successfully berthed at
the International Space Station (ISS) at 10:49 a.m. Japan Standard Time, JST (on
September 17 at 22:49 UTC).