The following is a list of women who have traveled into space , sorted by date of first flight. Although the first woman flew into space in , very early in crewed space exploration , it would not be until almost twenty years later that another flew. Female astronauts went on to become commonplace in the s. This list includes both cosmonauts and astronauts. The time between the first male and first female astronauts varied widely by country. The time between the first American man and first American woman in space was 22 years between Freedom 7 and STS-7 , respectively.
End Of Empire: 47 Photos Of The Last Days Of The Romanov Family
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The rare images were captured over years ago by the late chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii - a master of early colour photography. Remarkable pictures show two forlorn prisoners shackled together, a photo of Prokudin-Gorskii sitting alongside two men in Cossack dress, and a fabric merchant surrounded by his eye-catching wares. Around , Prokudin-Gorskii envisioned and formulated a plan to use technological advances that had been made in colour photography to document the entire Russian Empire, which stretched over 14million square miles. Supplied with a specially equipped railroad-car darkroom provided by Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorsky documented the Russian Empire around through
This signaled an end to the centuries-old rule of the Romanov family, but it also marked the beginning of what Edmund Walsh would later describe in The Atlantic as the "weaving of the complicated net of death. Upon abdicating the throne, the Romanov family -- symbols to many of the feckless imperial glut that stood at the root of much of Russia's hardships -- were exiled and shuffled about Russian residences until their violent July executions in Ekaterinburg. We track their final years, from to , in this photo gallery. The year Romanov dynasty came to a grinding halt in In an incredibly quick fashion, two revolutions ousted the House of Romanov and stamped out the Provisional Government taking the Romanovs' place, ultimately replacing it with a Communist government later that year.
She was murdered with her family by a group of Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg on July 17, Persistent rumors of her possible escape circulated after her death, fueled by the fact that the location of her burial was unknown during the decades of Communist rule. The abandoned mine serving as a mass grave near Yekaterinburg which held the acidified remains of the Tsar, his wife, and three of their daughters was revealed in These remains were put to rest at Peter and Paul Fortress in