Russia in space
Some of the greatest and most prominent inventions in the quest to explore space have a Russian connection. The father of theoretical astronautics, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, was a Soviet. His works have been an inspiration to ___LEADING___ Russian rocket engineers Valentin Glushko and Sergev Korolyov.
Soviet ___SCIENTISTS___ paved the way to the well-known success of the Russian space program. Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite orbiting the Earth, was launched in 1957.
On April 12, 1957, Yury Gagarin ___SUCCESSFULLY___ made the first human trip to space.
Since then, many other Russian and Soviet records in space ___EXPLORATION___ followed.
Even now, Russia continues to be the ___LEADER___ in satellite launching.
It is also the sole transport provider for space ___TOURISTS___. Other Soviet contributions to the development of space flights include the invention of space food, space suits, human spaceflight, and human space orbit.