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Monument to Yuri Gagarin – The world’s first large-scale monument made of titanium in Moscow
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Monument to Yuri Gagarin – The world’s first large-scale monument made of titanium in Moscow

The statue is made of titanium, a metal often used in spacecraft, and weighs 12 tons. Monument to Yuri Gagarin is a 42.5-meter high pedestal and statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel in space. The pedestal is designed to be reminiscent of a r...
IBM’s Deep Blue – Garry Kasparov’s opponent is being exhibited in Mountain View
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IBM’s Deep Blue – Garry Kasparov’s opponent is being exhibited in Mountain View

The first computer chess-playing system to win both a chess game and a chess match against a reigning world champion under regular time controls. The project was started as ChipTest at Carnegie Mellon University by Feng-hsiung Hsu, followed by its success...
Belka and Strelka – The Soviet Space Dogs resting at the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow
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Belka and Strelka – The Soviet Space Dogs resting at the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow

Korabl-Sputnik 2 was a Soviet artificial satellite, and the third test flight of the Vostok spacecraft. It was the first spaceflight to send animals into orbit. Launched on 19 August 1960, it paved the way for the first human orbital flight, Vostok 1, whi...

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