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11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Record Holder in Accumulated Space Flight Time

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz T...

Air Sports Personalities Distinguished at the 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony

The 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony tonight celebrated the achievements of air sports men and women throu...

Enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest and Show the World How Talented You Are!

Are you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about ...

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by th...

Do you need a TUE?

The FAI is continuing its actions to keep air sports clean from doping. In that frame, we are tryin...

A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organ...

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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Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015  Now Up and Runni....

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Runni....

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to ....

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FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation. View online Flipbook Download P....

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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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Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai  to Discuss the FAI Worl....

Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI Worl....

FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings w....

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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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18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

Today is a special day in the history of space exploration. It is the day, 50 years ago, that Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space.

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Current Events

until 15 February 2016 2016 Bob White Max Men International - Category F1 - Free Flight Lost Hills, California (USA)
until 14 February 2016 2016 New Zealand PG Open Round 1 - Manilla "The Kiwi Open" Manilla, NSW (Australia)
until 16 February 2016 2016 Lithuanian Open Paragliding Accuracy Championship Trakai (Lithuania)
until 15 February 2016 2016 Guatemala/Mexico El Peñon Classic Race El Peñon, Valle de Bravo (Mexico)

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15 February 2016 2016 Open Trujillo Torococco (Venezuela)
17 February 2016 2016 Copa Vientos Open - Valida Circuito Colombiano de Parapente Apia Risaralda (Colombia)
19 February 2016 2016 Cup of Belarus - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Minsk (Belarus)
20 February 2016 2016 NSW State Titles Mt Borah (Australia)
20 February 2016 2016 Bright Open Bright (Australia)
20 February 2016 2016 Concours FAI F3P - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Strasbourg (France)
21 February 2016 7th Koplas Pro Kup - Category F1 - Free Flight Nova Pazova (Serbia)
24 February 2016 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship Rottach-Egern (Germany)
26 February 2016 2016 Open Germany Championship F3P - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Coburg (Germany)
27 February 2016 2016 New Zealand PG Open Round 2 - Nelson Nelson (New Zealand)

 

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12 September 2015 Space records : Duration : 878 days 11h 29 min 36 sec Gennady I Padalka (RUS)
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Astronautic records

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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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