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The Vostok 3KA space capsule was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 12, 1961, with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard, making him the first human to cross into outer space. Once Gagarin was in the spacecraft, his picture appeared on television screens in the launch Continue Reading

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This statue made of resin is a 12-meter high replica of the Statue of Liberty. It was sculpted to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of the sculptor Auguste Batholdi, who was born in Colmar and created the “Liberty lightening the world”. The Municipality of Colmar Continue Reading

Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex was drilling a 3 km deep oil well when on 3 June 1979 the drilling rig Sedco 135 lost drilling mud circulation. Sedco 135 was drilling at a depth of about 3,600 meters below the seafloor. The day before Ixtoc Continue Reading

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