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20 Years Ago: NASA’s Space Shuttle breaks a world record for the longest time in Space

Twenty years ago on 7 December 1996 the US Space Shuttle Columbia spent a record 17 days in space – ...

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about spac...

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 ...

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 km/h (2.000 mp/h) and to a height of 38.5 km (126.200 feet), becoming the first human ever to fly ab....

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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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FAI Astronautic Records Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decision....

FAI Astronautic Records Commission 2016 Annual Meeting - Main Decision....

The 2016 Plenary Meeting of the FAI Astronautic Records Commission (ICARE) was held on 15 April 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The meeting took place in the Maison du Sport Internationale (MSI), whe....

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

7 September 1956: The first human flies above 100.000 feet

60 years ago on 7 September 1956, American Test pilot Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. flew at more than 3.200 km/h (2.000 mp/h) and to a height of 38.5 km (126.200 feet), becoming the first human ever to fly ab....

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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz TM - 6” landed in the north of Kazakhstan. Hours before, the eleventh expedition to the Internati....

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Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

On 18 March 1965, FAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first space-walk. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov achieved this feat during the Voshkod 2 mission. He stayed out in space for 12 min 9 sec,....

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Current Events

FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft -

Event ID

: 9884    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3P - (Indoor aerobatics) - seniors
F3P - (Indoor aerobatics) - juniors

Place

: Strasbourg (France)

Date(s)

: 19 Feb to 25 Feb 2017

Website

:http://www.f3pwc2017.fr


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NSW State Titles -

Event ID

: 11514    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Mt Borah (Australia)

Date(s)

: 19 Feb to 25 Feb 2017

Alternate dates

: 12 Feb to 18 Feb 2017

Website

:http://www.wow.asn.au


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New Zealand Hang Gliding Championship -

Event ID

: 11525    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Rotorua (New Zealand)

Date(s)

: 18 Feb to 26 Feb 2017

Website

:http://www.nzhgpa.org.nz


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Bob White Max Men International -

Event ID

: 11780    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1Q (Electric Power Model Aircraft)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1G (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Coupe d'Hiver)
F1S (Small Electric Power Model Aircraft «E36»)
F1H (Gliders)
F1J (Power Model Aircraft)
F1P (Power Model Aircraft)
F1E (Gliders with Automatic Steering)

Place

: Lost Hills, California (USA)

Date(s)

: 16 Feb to 20 Feb 2017


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Dannstadter Vergleichsfliegen -

Event ID

: 11956    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Ludwigshafen - Dannstadt (Germany)

Date(s)

: 25 May to 05 Jun 2017

Website

:http://www.vergleichsfliegen.de


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FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Panchgani Paragliding Open -

Event ID

: 11959    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Panchgani, Maharashtra (India)

Date(s)

: 18 Feb to 23 Feb 2017

Website

:http://airtribune.com/panchgani-open-2017/info


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Upcoming Events

20 February 2017 2017 El Peñon Classic Race V - El Peñon, Valle de Bravo (Mexico)
23 February 2017 2017 Estonian Open Championships on Paragliding Accuracy - Nurmsi Airfield (Estonia)
24 February 2017 2017 Belarus Winter Cup - Minsk (Belarus)
24 February 2017 _n/a Österreichische Meisterschaften im Indoor Skydiving und 1st Windobona Offene Meisterschaften - Wien (Austria)
25 February 2017 14th Criterium Philippe Lepage - Viabon (France)
26 February 2017 2017 New Zealand Paragliding Open - Rotorua (New Zealand)
26 February 2017 8th Koplas Pro cup - Nova Pazova (Serbia)
04 March 2017 2017 Coppa Voli F3P - Montebelluna, Treviso (Italy)
04 March 2017 2017 Paragliding Winter Cup - Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
07 March 2017 16th FAI World Para-Ski Championships - St. Johann (Austria)

 

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Browse the list of Astronautic records.

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Astronautic Medals and Diplomas

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The FAI is awarding every year a number of prestigious Astronautic Medals and Diplomas.

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History of Manned Spaceflight

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Read the extraordinary story of manned spaceflight.

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