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If you ever tried to "google" such terms as "Russian space program," "Baikonur," "Mir," "Soyuz," "Proton rocket" and many similar ones, will likely top the list of search results:


...or if you ever went on a trip to one of Russia's numerous space events, you could see printouts from in the hands of top international space officials, scientists and engineers.

As extensive correspondence to the editor of this web site testifies, became the ultimate source of information for engineers and scientists, politicians and businessmen, writers and journalists, students and teachers, historians and movie makers around the world. Readers often describe as the best illustrated and organized publication on the history of space program.

As of 2006, on an average month, the site was viewed by CLOSE TO 120,000 UNIQUE VISITORS and the traffic had continued to grow ever since:

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Below is an incomplete list of organizations, whose representatives acknowledged the use of information from, requested consultancy or reproduction of content from the site:

  • Air & Cosmos (France)
  • Air & Space Smithsonian (US)
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology (US)
  • BBC (UK)
  • Boeing (US)
  • CNES (France)
  • CNN (US, UK)
  • Discover (US)
  • Dorling Kindersley, DK, publishers (UK)
  • European Space Agency, ESA
  • Financial Times (UK)
  • Flight International (UK)
  • Flieger Revue (Germany)
  • Formulation K.K., Japan, a research service for Nippon Television Network
  • Futron Corporation (US)
  • GEO (Germany)
  • Gong (Germany)
  • IEEE Spectrum (US)
  • Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation
  • Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (UK)
  • Lockheed Martin (US)
  • MIR Corp
  • NASA
  • National Geographic (US)
  • Nature (US)
  • New Scientist (UK)
  • Popular Mechanics (Russia)
  • Science magazine (US)
  • Space Illustrated (US)
  • Spaceflight magazine (UK)
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  • Sunday Times of London
  • TransOrbital Inc. (US)
  • Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • US Air Force
  • USA Today
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (US)
  • Wired (US)